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Duke of Edinburgh Award

First Gold Award Achieved!

 

We are so proud of our first Gold Duke of Edinburgh award recipient. It is a really fantastic achievement for him and everyone who has played a part in supporting and enabling him to reach this goal.

 

As a Luton Town fan, Jason was overwhelmed to learn that some members of staff at Luton Town football took part in half marathons in order to raise money to cover the costs for him to take part in the expeditions. A truly great gesture.

 

Jason received his Gold award from Prince Edwards the Earl of Wessex at St. James' Palace. A very proud day for him, his family, his supporters and the whole of Woodlands.

 

Jason will be an inspiration to the 7 students taking part in the Gold award this coming year.

 

Congratulations.

Picture 1 Outside St.James' Palace
Picture 2 Jason with LTFC Staff
Picture 3 Celebrating Jason's award

Lights, Camera, Action

 

In November an ITV film crew came in to do a piece about the Duke of Edinburgh scheme that we offer to students at Woodlands.

 

The students showed off their skills by working together to pitch tents and make beans on toast.

 

Some of the braver students even gave interviews about their experiences of taking part in the D of E. 

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Duke of Edinburgh 2017/18

 

This year we have the following students participating in the following catergories.

 

Bronze

Imran

Tyrone

Kirk

Annie

Lord

Filip

 Liam

Mohammed

Lewis

Maria

Silver

Hassnain

Haydn

Zeeshan

Isa

Danial

Kaleb

Maruf

Gold

Harrison 

Dawood

Daniel

Anees

Jessica

Taylor

Marcus

 

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh 2016/17

 

It has been a busy year for our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme this year. We have a record number of students participating (for us!) and are now offering all three levels.

 

For the Skill section, students have completed a variety of activities such as cooking, drawing, gardening and reading. Class staff have been keeping a close eye on their achievements and reporting back to the Duke of Edinburgh Team.

 

For the Physical section, students have been using the gym, playing in the football team or swimming. The PE team have been keeping the students on their toes and making sure they complete the necessary sessions.

 

For the Volunteering section, students have been part of school council, been a buddy or a mentor supporting other students or running errands in school or in the community.

 

Bronze Expedition – students from Key Stage 4 have started on their Duke of Edinburgh challenge.

Students camped overnight in the school field having followed the Lea Valley Walk through Luton.

Silver Expedition – students from Key Stage 4 and FE travelled to Cheshunt. Students followed a combination of maps and local walking routes. Students walked about 8 miles a day and cooked on outdoor stoves.

 

Gold – This year we are pleased to have our first Gold participants. Two FE students will be going to the Lake District to participate in expeditions with the Bendrigg Trust this summer. Having completed their Bronze and Silver – this is a fantastic achievement! Well done Jason and Eliseo.

 

Bronze achieved

Hassnain

Florence

Haydn

Zeeshan

Isa

Danial

Kaleb

Maruf

Silver achieved

Harrison 

Dawood

David

Daniel

Anees

Jessica

Umair

Taylor

Marcus

Gold achieved

Jason

 

Camping on the School Field

Camping on the School Field 1
Camping on the School Field 2
Camping on the School Field 3
Camping on the School Field 4
Camping on the School Field 5

D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition

D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  1 Checking the map before we set off!
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  2 Following the footpaths and finding our way.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  3 Using the iPad to take pictures of our journey.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  4 The swan markers show us the way.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  5 Teamwork!
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  6 Onwards ever onwards...
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  7 A well earned rest.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  8 Pitching the tents.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  9 Tent poles require two sets of hands.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  10 Finishing touches.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  11 The tent is finally up!
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  12 Home for the night.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  13 Getting comfy!
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  14 All is quiet in camp. An early night for all.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  15 Striking the tents before heading out on day 2.
D of E Archive - Bronze Qualifying Expedition  16 Good morning, ready for day 2.
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