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Manchester Academy

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DofE News

Manchester Academy celebrates DofE success at Buckingham Palace!

Manchester Academy celebrates DofE success at Buckingham Palace!

Last week, the Principal, Mr Griffin and DofE Co-ordinator, Mr Duckworth attended a once in a life time Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, London.

Ghyll Head Weekend 2015

Ghyll Head Weekend 2015

This year’s Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Award candidates had their first experience of the outdoors on our annual trip to Ghyll Head on the edge of Lake Windemere.

Ghyll Head Weekend 2014

Ghyll Head Weekend 2014

24th – 26th January: last weekend was the first opportunity for our Bronze, Duke of Edinburg award team to get their hands dirty (literally) in the great outdoors in preparation for their expedition.

BSL Sign Language Classes

BSL Sign Language Classes

As part of Volunteering / Skills sections for the Duke of Edinburgh Award

DofE: Recruiting Year 10 NOW!

DofE: Recruiting Year 10 NOW!

Have you got what it takes?

Silver Main Expedition

Silver Main Expedition

Finally, after two years of hard work, the group have passed their DofE Silver Award expedition! The weather was well and truly against our young adventurers, but their enthusiasm and confidence couldn’t have been better.

Silver Practice Expedition

Silver Practice Expedition

After a hard few weeks of planning, the silver DofE group finally got out on their practice expedition to the Lake District. The weather held off for the start as they set off in high spirits from Grisdale, named after the Viking words for ‘Valley of the Boars’.

Bronze pupils out to Ghyll Head

Bronze pupils out to Ghyll Head

Last weekend (Friday, 8th – Sunday, 10th February) we took our second group of Bronze pupils out to Ghyll Head, and although we weren’t hit by the snow, a fun and rewarding time was had by all.

Let it Snow…

Let it Snow…

On Friday 25th January, 27 pupils from Year 10 arrived at a very snowy and cold Ghyll Head in the Lake District to take part in their training for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The DofE award is gaining such popularity that Manchester Academy has just been mentioned in the National DofE Award newsletter which will be seen by participants, schools, colleges, universities and independent DofE operating authorities.

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