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WELLACRE - The Duke of Edinburgh Award

Posted at 9:30 am on 24th May, 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Launch for Year 9 students

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life.

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At WELLACRE we are committed to providing fantastic opportunities to help enrich our students education and learning. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a life changing challenge open to anyone aged 14 to 24 and is helping our students to gain new skills whilst working towards their award and achieving their personal goals.

Organised by Mr Richard Irving, Pastoral Assistant and launched during the Summer Term, The DofE at Wellacre has been developed to offer a wide range of activities and possibilities. Our Year 9 students have held meetings to discuss what activities they would like to take part in and supported to create to Award groups.

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The first group meet on a Monday afternoon between 3-4pm to work towards their physical recreation section of their Award. They complete a variety of Cardio and Resistance training workouts, with exercises including running, skipping, squatting, sit-ups and press-ups etc.

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The second group, supported by Mr Asha, Teacher of Science, are volunteering to work in our Eco Centre and meet on a Wednesday between 3-4pm. So far, their work has included planting their own vegetable patches and readying our chicken coop for the arrival of some recently donated chickens! They have also begun to dig out and lay a new pathway around the Eco Centre and aim to have this completed before our Summer Break.

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