Wednesday 20th December 2017
This December saw the presentation of Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Awards to 26 S4 and S5 students, following their expeditions in the summer.
This is the culmination of months of hard work for all the participants involving volunteering in the community, improving on a skill and working on a physical activity as part of working towards their awards. Participants also had to complete two expeditions, each lasting two days in the nearby Pentland Hills when they were entirely self-sufficient for two days and an overnight camp on each expedition. Aside from dealing with all the weather had to throw at them during their expeditions, the participants were required to complete a project which they presented to parents and staff in the summer.
Now that all of the participants have completed their individual volunteering, skill and physical activities, Mr Boyle and Miss McDonald, DofE leaders in the school, were delighted to present participants with their award certificates. Many of these students have now opted to continue their progression in the Duke of Awards scheme by working towards Silver Award with the school and some even opting to jump straight to Gold Award with the Midlothian Council open group. We wish all of these participants well in their progression in the Award scheme.
Whatever their level of achievement in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, all of the participants will benefit from the experiences they have had, the contributions they have made to the community and the recognition that comes with holding the world’s leading achievement award for young people.
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