Record numbers take on Duke of Edinburgh awards
PUBLISHED: 16:00 12 February 2015
MORE than 200 students at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form have signed up to take part in the challenging Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme this year.
Young people can gain a bronze, silver or gold award by completing a personal programme of activities, including community work and assessed walking expeditions across either the Mendips or Exmoor.
Churchill’s Duke of Edinburgh scheme leader Andy Tinker said: “Seeing this increase in students wanting to commit to achieve a D of E award is fantastic. It truly is a worthy award and every year I see the benefit that our students gain from completing the challenge.”
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