DofE Training 2024

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We have been busy for the last month preparing for this summers expeditions.  Staff have been out checking routes, we are so lucky to have such great countryside on our doorstep and the students will be walking through some beautiful spots.


They do need to be prepared for mud though, there is a lot of mud out there following the recent rain and flooding.


This weekend we have had all of our bronze and silver candidates together for their first training day.  They completed training on first aid, health and safety, navigation, food and set their group aims.


At lunchtime they discovered just how long it takes to boil water on a trangia!


It was a fantastic day and we can’t wait until after Easter when we will be continuing their training out in the countryside.

If you have any questions about the award please get in contact or call and ask for Miss Slesser on 01522 880400

Duke of Edinburgh – Presentation Evening 2024

Last night saw the first Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Presentation Evening at Branston Community Academy.

Students from years 10 to 13 received a mixture of Bronze and Silver Awards. These are the accumulation of hard work and determination. Each student had to complete physical, skills and volunteering sections alongside either a 2 or 3 day expedition in which they were required to carry everything they needed for the duration.

It was lovely to see so many family members and supporters coming together for our first presentation evening and they were treated to homemade cakes that were baked by both staff and students.

We were fortunate to be Joined by Sally Bentley who talked to the students about how her own experiences of Duke of Edinburgh had inspired her throughout her life and now retirement. We wish her well on her next adventure and look forward to hearing all about it when she returns to help us with the next cohort of students as they prepare for their expeditions.

DofE Notice 30-09-19

DofE application forms to be with Mr Ritchie by the 4th of October. ParentPay to open next week for payments.

Dates for the Diary:

Training day (Bronze and Silver): 18/01/2020

Bronze Practice Expedition: 16-17/05/2020
Bronze Assessed Expedition: 20-21/06/2020

Silver Practice Expedition: 28-29-30/05/2020
Silver Assessed Expedition: 3-4-5/07/2020