Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Sir Thomas Rich's School

Hosted by:
  • Mrs S L James

The school has had an active Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme for a number of years. This is open to boys in Year 10 and above and to girls and boys in the sixth form.

In the last few years the number of boys taking part in the Bronze award in Year 10 has increased enormously.

This year we have fifty-nine students in year 10 taking part in the Bronze award and also, for the first time a group of four girls in Year 12 who have not had this opportunity in their previous school.

To meet this demand an increasing number of staff have been willing to become involved and this year eleven staff will be out on the Saturday of the practice weekend over 27th/28th April leading and ensuring their groups are competent in planning and navigating their route in the beautiful countryside between Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water.

This year also, for the first time for a number of years, we have a team of eight students moving on to take their Silver Award. They will undertake their three day practice expedition in the Forest of Dean in July and their assessed expedition in early September on the lower slopes of the eastern Brecon Beacons.

With staff undertaking the necessary training this year, we plan to offer Gold award next year.

Any enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Sarah James