Duke of Edinburgh Awards 2017
On Monday of this week, Mr Tinker (Duke of Edinburgh coordinator and Leader of Outdoor Education) and Mr Hildrew (Headteacher) presented the certificates and badges to those students who have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards this year. Record numbers of students have been successful this year, with the Academy accrediting 100 Bronze, 17 Silver and 7 Gold Awards. The Gold Awards will be presented in a ceremony at St James's Palace later in the year.
The continued growth of the DofE demonstrates the Academy's commitment to educating the whole person. We recognise that the skills of leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration and the ability to learn can be developed beyond the classroom through the volunteering, physical, skill development and expedition components of the Duke of Edinburgh programme.
Congratulations to all the award winners!