Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Year 11 DofE expedition group successfully completed their SILVER DofE award. All the participants were amazing over the three days and showed great determination and commitment to their award.

Year 11's first day of their practice expedition for their Silver award.
The students were fantastic.

The DofE students will be starting to go out on Expeditions over the next term. Due to Covid restrictions the DofE have allowed groups to complete the award without the camping element to try and support school. This year we will have 3 x Bronze groups and 4 x Silver groups going out on local expeditions, a total of 163 students.
Thank you to all St John's Duke of Edinburgh's Award participants for their hard work.

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.