After starting the scheme in September 2019 and battling through multiple COVID-related delays, we were delighted to see our Year 11 students head off to complete their expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

The group of ten who stuck with it took on two full days in the adapted programme.

The first day saw the groups navigate successfully and they all managed to get through each checkpoint – despite a couple of wrong turns they managed to get themselves back on track.

The second day saw lessons learnt and all made it back in good time for parent pickups.

Looking ahead, the Year 10 students have their weekend scheduled for 3/4 July.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “We are starting to see the enrichment events like sport and DofE slowly making their way back onto the calendar and the staff and students involved deserve all the plaudits for sticking with it and making things work. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme if a wonderful offer and we are looking forward to hearing how our Year 10s get on. Lessons are our bread-and-butter – but we are a school that likes to go beyond that and it is a real thrill to see such a successful weekend.”