In September 2015, we received a grant of £9887 from the Big Lottery Fund to allow us to run our first Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
We started by introducing the Bronze award to Year 9 and we currently have 58 students participating.
This funding is allowing us to purchase the essential camping equipment we need for the expeditions that students will be involved in. Staff new to DofE will be undergoing the Basic Expedition Leadership Award; this qualification allows staff to lead and be responsible for expeditions. Other equipment will also be purchased to help with the running of the award.