90 Students Receive DofE Award – 13/02/18
We recently hosted an awards evening to recognise the achievements of 90 students who received either the gold, silver or bronze DofE award, this included 10 former students who returned to the Academy after completing their studies in 2017 to receive the highest accolade of gold.
The Academy’s DofE scheme has grown from strength to strength, and sees students focus on developing a new skill, physical activity, overnight expeditions and volunteering work, over the last 12 months alone the students have accumulated almost 4000 hours of voluntary work across the local community in Knutsford.
The awards were presented by adventurer Alex Staniforth, who has made two attempts to climb Mount Everest, Alex delivered an inspirational presentation sharing his experiences from Everest to his more recent 100 Peaks Challenge.
The evening also saw Mr Middleton, who leads the Academy DofE programme, receive a special award to celebrate 10 years of the DofE at the Academy, Mr Middleton commented, “I am immensely proud to have been working with the DofE at school for the last ten years. We have seen students go through all three awards and are really looking forward to going to St James’ Palace to watch them receive their Gold Awards. We have a highly committed staff team who get to work with so many fantastic students and I am excited to see where the next 10 years take us.”