Three students from MacIntyre School have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh accreditation. This has involved a practice expedition, an assessed expedition, voluntary work, a physical activity and learning a new skill.
The students undertook their practice expedition in June in Salcey Forest, which involved an overnight camp and a hike the following day. The assessed expedition involved the students walking seven miles as independently as possible.
For the voluntary work, two of the students enjoyed taking part in farming and conservation work, whilst another volunteered at our café in Great Holm, Milton Keynes, for one hour a week, which he hopes to continue.
Duncan Choosey, Assistant Principal at MacIntyre School said:
“This is the first group to go through the accreditation since we became an approved centre for the Duke of Edinburgh award. The idea is for the students to complete each part of the award as independently as possible so they all learn skills that they can take with them once they leave the school. It’s been a great experience and we’re all very proud of them.”
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