Duke of Edinburgh Award News
In mid August, this year’s Gold participants undertook a 4 day practice expedition in the Peak District and at the end of August they successfully completed their assessed expedition in the Brecon Beacons.
They took on a huge challenge and all did brilliantly. The assessed expedition culminated in an ascent of Pen Y Fan and the views were fantastic. At the end of the expeditions they all felt a huge sense of achievement and realised they could do anything they set their minds to. Very well done girls. You were awesome!
Maya Jandu, Ritika Roy Chowdhury, Sakshi Kabra, Samar Hoda, Sofia Da Costa (above)
Raashiqah Nagoor, Esha Gill, Nishanthy Ravichandran, Maryam Shaikh, Afreen Fazil (below)
Enrolment of Year 9s for the Bronze award and Year 10s for the Silver award has taken place and participants are preparing their individual programmes, deciding on the activities they will undertake for their volunteering, physical and skills sections. At Bronze they will spend a session each week for 6 months for a section of their choice and a session each week for 3 months for each of the other two sections. At Silver they will spend a session each week for 6 months on volunteering and then 6 months and 3 months on the other 2 sections. Once individual programmes have been finalised, we will start to prepare for the expeditions.
Enrolment for the Gold Award is still open and will close at the end of November. Enrolment forms are available on Firefly.
There is an expedition equipment meeting at 6pm on 15 November in the Assembly Hall. All Duke of Edinburgh Award participants and their parents are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the different types of equipment available so they can make informed choices.
Huge congratulations to the following participants who have achieved their awards since the end of last term. Very well done to you all!
Morgan Mountford, Maryam Shaikh, Reana Chopra, Vanisa Patel, Ginny Kelly, Naiya Vekaria, Hana Noor-Khan, Shenaz Mohamed, Tanya Rangi, Rachael Lewis, Sally Tremlett, Imaan Khokhar, Fiza Owais, Emily Gee, Isabel Heredia, Dominique Olaleye, Sarina
Sanghera, Mahima Badhwar, Anisha Lal, Priyanka Vithlani, Alessandra Douglas, Aarthi Raguraj, Davina Desia, Shaaruka Vasudevan, Claire Gordon-Brown, Emmy Chinnick
Anne-Marie Eyen, Kashish Bhargava