Duke of Edinburgh
Here @ Alt Bridge School we are very proud of the fact that our students take part in the Nationally recognised “Duke of Edinburgh” award scheme. We feel it is a vital part of a young person’s development which embraces responsibility, care of the environment, life skills, learning new skills and being a helpful young person to their community.
The 4 sections to the D of E that our students take part in are:
Volunteering: Undertaking service to individuals or the community.
Physical: Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
Skills: Developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
Expedition: Planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK
All students will have the opportunity to participate in this scheme at bronze, silver and gold levels. Participation aids personal and social development and gives opportunities to develop new skills and abilities through positive activities and residential experiences.
Currently our students are learning new skills on the water such as; canoeing, Kayaking and learning to drive a speed boat. More recently D of E students have learnt BMX biking on a specialist track and have accessed the local fitness Leisure Centre to work on their cardio-vascular fitness in preparation for their Expedition.
We are delighted to announce all 10 students last year passed their D of E awards, three at Silver and 7 at Bronze.