DUKE OF EDINBURGH FIRST FOR BARNSLEY ACADEMY STUDENTS
A group of Year 10 students have become the first at Barnsley Academy to achieve their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) award.
As part of the scheme, the last 12 months has seen the 17 strong group develop new skills, take part in a range of physical activities (including hiking in the Yorkshire Dales) and carry out volunteer work.
Those taking part were quick to praise the scheme, with Katie Booth commenting:
“My Duke of Edinburgh experience is something I will never forget. I got to work with some amazing people and learn things that will help me through my life”.
Fellow DoE bronze recipient Conner Scarfe said:
“The Duke of Edinburgh award was a great experience – it enabled me to meet new people, try new things and exit my comfort zone”
In recognition of their efforts, the group attended a special celebration breakfast held in their honour with Barnsley Academy Principal Steve Dixon.
Commented Mr Dixon:
“Here at Barnsley Academy we are committed to ‘education with character,’ ensuring that all of our students have the opportunity to take part in a range of exciting and enriching activities. Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme is an important part of that and it’s a particularly proud moment to congratulate our first students on successfully completing their Bronze DoE award.”
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