Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Our Duke of Edinburgh's Presentation evening was a fantastic success.  81 students successfully completed their Bronze or Silver awards and were awarded with their certificates and badges to wear with pride.  The students have worked incredibly hard to complete the four different sections of the award: Skill, Physical, Volunteering and Expedition.  We are very proud of them and hope they will continue on to the next level this year.  Well done everyone.


On Friday 7 July the Year 9 and 10 Vocational Duke of Edinburgh award groups navigated their way from school to Escomb Saxon church. Along the way they practised the navigation skills learned in the classroom, completed a survey and carried out research for Escomb church. The day was an opportunity to prepare for the expeditions  planned for later in the year.




Our Adventure began with 41 students all packed and eager to start their final assessed expedition around the picturesque landscape of beautiful Middleton-in-Teesdale. This involved two days walking with a total of 24 kilometers over some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Undulating hills, meandering rivers and pretty cobblestone villages all helped to make it a challenging but enjoyable route for all.

A Year 11 group of 4 boys and 2 girls completed their expedition in the Lake District around the beautiful area of Keswick and around Derwent Water.

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group successfully completed their training expedition in the beautiful countryside of Wolsingham on Saturday 16th - 17th May 2015. The 8 groups were all set off with their group leaders in 20min time gaps and walked up towards Tunstall Reservoir and then back down through the fields where we all met for lunch. In the afternoon they navigated up to the trig point over open access land and back down to Carr's Farm where they were staying.