Katrina Long from the DofE is coming in on November 12th to run a parents' evening for all pupils who would like to sign up to the scheme, it will give parents the opportunity to see what is involved before paying the membership fee. There will be a letter coming out shortly with all of the information.
At the beginning of this academic year we received our licence to run the Duke of Edinburgh Award and we are hoping to start this year with the current year 9 cohort. If any pupils are interested they are to see Mrs V.Byrne. There will be a parents' evening with the local DofE rep when numbers have been confirmed.
We have £1000 to spend on equipment for the expedition and there is also funding for pupils who are struggling financially - they do not need to be in receipt of free school meals for the DofE to pay their registration fee, we as a school just need to say that there are exceptional circumstances and everything will be taken care of for them. There will be posters being put up around the school to inform pupils about the award.