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Duke of Edinburgh

This year saw 39 Year 9 students complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. The students have worked through a Volunteering section whereby they baked for the homeless, litter picked the school grounds, worked on the school garden, and much more. They then completed a Physical section whereby they designed and completed a personal training programme, and were also involved in playing a sport. They completed a Skill section which involved attending sessions at the Manchester Bouldering centre to learn how to boulder. Finally, students completed an Expedition section. The students ended the year by completing 2 overnight expeditions. One practice and One assessment. During expedition the students had to deal with soaring temperatures, herd of cows, overgrown fields, and many more challenges along the way in order to complete the hike. Students completed over 15km of walking on each expedition. Students had to work as part of a team to navigate throughout the day, set up tents, and cook an evening meal. Students showed great independence, resilience, leadership, and communication in order to be successful. Some students said this has been the best experience they have ever had. A well done to all students involved and massive thanks to all staff involved.

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