THE second half of the Summer Term saw more than 100 of our Senior students taking part in Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award expeditions!
Before the end of term, we also received a certificate celebrating the fact that between April 2020 and March 2021, our students dedicated 1,131 hours of volunteering through the DofE scheme, which has a social value of £5,146.
Tim Wyndham-Smith, our Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and DofE Manager, said: “I am incredibly proud of the resilience shown by all of our students as they took on their expeditions and the challenges that each expedition presented.
“From 30 degree heat to thunder and lightning storms, and from sore feet to sore shoulders, students proved how capable they are even when presented with adversity. Without fail, every single student smiled and showed incredible positivity even when the going got tough.
“I am looking forward to seeing all our current participants progressing up through the award levels, and I am excited to start the DofE journey with all our new participants when they sign up in the new academic year.”