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"Duke of Edinburgh is recognised across the country, it's an award that will give you more to offer to future education and jobs. "You need to be determined, dedicated and passionate, and in turn you will get so much more out from the Award."

Mr Gemmell
Duke of Edinburgh's
Award Coordinator

Manchester Academy

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DofE News

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.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Silver

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Silver

I wanted to give you another up-date about the Year 11 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver students. On Saturday, 21st April until Monday, 23rd April, the intrepid D of E-ers undertook their Silver main expedition in Ullswater in the Lake District, walking approx 60k over 3 days which was an amazing feat of endurance!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Silver Expedition

I just wanted to give you an update about the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team. The Year 11 students did fantastically well on the first weekend of the Easter holidays for their practice expedition, walking for 3 days and camping for 2 nights in EXTREMELY cold conditions in the Lake District.

Ghyll Head – Take Two!

Ghyll Head – Take Two!

The second training event of the calendar took place between Friday, 24th February until Sunday, 26th February, with the second Duke of Edinburgh group undertaking their training of map reading skills.

A Place in the Snow

A Place in the Snow

Braving the weather, 28 Year 10 students had a fabulous time at Ghyll Head from Friday, 3rd February until Sunday, 5th February as part of their training for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Sixth Form Practice Expedition in the Peak District… plus a few pesky Y10’s

Sixth Form Practice Expedition in the Peak District… plus a few pesky Y10’s

20 Sixth Form students intrepidly set out to complete their practice expedition in the Peak District on Monday 23rd to Tuesday 24th May 2011. They travelled for 6 hours each day (considerably longer for some groups!) and camped overnight in Pomeroy, near Buxton.

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