In KS4 pupils are given the opportunity to gain the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. Pupils develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in four key areas; physical, skill, volunteering and expedition. There are four sections to the bronze award which include: volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. This year the students will be taking part in the following activities to complete their award:
Volunteering section: Pupils volunteer to support staff in school lunch clubs as well as visit the local primary school to lead sessions for reception children. To develop their leadership skills the D of E group attend the young leader’s lunch club, which develops their understanding of how to lead small group sessions with young pupils.
Physical: Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of the importance of physical fitness. Pupils undertake a number of gym sessions which focus on developing cardiovascular fitness and endurance and also engage in strengthening exercises for carrying their packs for the expedition.
Skills section: Four our skills section, pupils engage in activities which are new and accessible in the local community. We visit Bowlee driving range where pupils develop their skills related to hitting the ball with the golf clubs. We then try and develop their knowledge of different clubs and how it effects the distance the ball travels.