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 have been given the opportunity to volunteer at two community projects as part of their D of E this year. Throughout the year they visit the local Mirfield community allotment to support the local community close to school tending to specific plots. They also visit the Crumpsall model allotments close to the NRHS HUB looking after their own allotment which supports sustainability to the HUB kitchen.
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.
Skill section: For the skill section pupils engage with new and exciting activities that they haven’t experienced before. This year the pupils have chosen to design and build their own self-propelled go-karts. Pupils develop their skills for life by working in small teams to create go-karts from the design through to production phase.