Duke of Edinburgh Award launch at Kelvin Hall School
A team of 20 Year 9 pupils have begun their journey towards completing their bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, following our recent school accreditation as a Duke of Edinburgh licensed centre.
The award is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to build upon new and existing talents in a vast array of extra-curricular activities, develop team working skills and build upon our school community ethos through volunteering within the local area. Our Year 9 students during the next 12 months will participate in a range of activities involving a physical section, volunteering, skills section and an expedition at the end of the course involving 2 day walking and camping overnight.
The award is looked upon very favourably by both universities and employers, so as the number of pupils participating in the award grows from year to year, we are hopeful that each will stand out when making those vital applications for Post-16 providers, university and employment.
Mr Grant, who is leading the pupils through the award over the next 12 months says ‘ the DofE award is a fantastic opportunity for young people to develop independent learning in a safe environment, providing then with a range of skills and opportunities that may benefit them in later life!’