We will be regularly updating this section to outline the amazing opportunities and achievements of our students. We hope you follow our journey.

Janine Astley
/ Categories: News, Postcards

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.”

 

For further information about this press release, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806 143.

Previous Article THE INEVITABLE GOODBYE!
Next Article YOUNG CHAMPIONS!
Print
404

x
«December 2018»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31123456

The school is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

United Learning