Duke of Edinburgh update – July 2018

As we close on the DofE expedition season, we would like to say a final big thank you and well done to all students involved in all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award this year. Your hard work and commitment was exemplary, and we are delighted that you all passed your expeditions. A separate thank you must go to all teachers involved in all trips to support the students.

To finalise your award, all other sections (Physical, Skill and Volunteering) must be completed on eDofE before the 1st of October; with our Awards Evening following in November. If you have any difficulties, please see Miss Rawson.

Finally, this past week annual participant figures for the DofE Award were shared across the area. We are very pleased to have the highest number of award starts (totalling 203 across all levels) and awards achieved (totalling 144 across all levels) over the past year within the Thurrock area. Even better, we are incredibly happy to announce that our numbers have risen even further next year, with a current 180 signed up for Bronze, 108 for Silver, and a view to run Gold for the second time. We, as a school, are very proud of these high levels of involvement and would like to thank all students, staff, parents and the local community for their support. We look forward to working with the new cohorts over the course of the next year!

Miss Rawson