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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze practice Expedition

The nationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme has been built up from scratch by our Head of MFL, Mr Fishman, and it is now a major part of St Augustine Academy’s range of extra-curricular activities that we offer our to students. Not only are we now a ‘Directly Licensed Centre’, meaning that have overall control for running the whole Award in-house, but we have had an amazing 42 students who have completed awards since 2014.

This month, it’s a big ‘well done’ to the 27 students who completed their Bronze practice Expedition. The five teams met early on Saturday morning at Hopehill near Meopham, to complete two days of a planned route, carrying all of their equipment with them. Despite everyone having a tricky first day navigating the footpaths in the area, on the second day things improved and everyone managed to complete the second route.

Planning for the qualifying Expedition in mid-June has started and the teams are working hard to improve on what they learned from their practice.

A big thank you to all staff who helped, and also to the parents and carers who have continued to support students with their Award.