Duke of Edinburgh

Proud of the boys' achievements!

Proud of the boys' achievements!

Brendan fitting a tyre

Brendan fitting a tyre

We are delighted to report that the Duke of Edinburgh’s bronze award currently running at our school has been very successful. All six Year 11 boys have shown total commitment and determination to complete their individual tasks.

During last year, we applied to become a Local Operating body to deliver ‘The DofE Award’. We then formed a school DofE committee and selected five Year 11 pupils who we believed had the ability and determination to succeed in a bronze award. All five boys have completed their expedition phase and have also completed a few individual tasks. The boys were presented their Bronze DofE award at Sports day!

Kayaking at the local resevoir

Kayaking at the local resevoir

Oliver playing piano

Oliver playing piano

Each pupil was required to select three activities within the physical, skills and voluntary sections and had to do these activities consistently for 1-hour per week over 3-months, one of which had to be 6-months (not an easy requirement!). Tyler, chose running, brick laying and volunteered at Oxfam in Stamford. Brendan chose kayaking, car mechanics and volunteered at the Ashwell canal. Oliver chose American football, piano playing and volunteered at Equata horse therapy centre. Luke chose kayaking, bricklaying and volunteered at Age UK. Scott chose gym work, woodwork and volunteered at the Ashwell canal.

The boys have shown tremendous effort, resilience and commitment to do the tasks to the end. It has now been easy! The school staff and parents are extremely proud of them. We also look forward to seeing the younger pupils recognising this achievement and putting themselves forward to complete a very worthwhile and world-wide recognised qualification.

A massive well done to all our 2016 boys, a wonderful achievement!