Category Archives: Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Extra-curricular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

A growing staff team means that the school is looking to offer pupils in S3-S6 the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) at Bronze level.  This is a great opportunity to participate in an internationally recognised award…and will provide pupils with the chance to get involved with their local community.

To gauge the level of interest in the Award, we would ask any pupil interested in participating in the DofE to come along to a meeting in the LRC during Wednesday (5th Sept.) lunchtime to find more about this opportunity.

What can you achieve?  Well, come along and find out!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition success

Congratulations to all of the S3 and S4 pupils on passing their Qualifying Expedition out on the Lomonds over the weekend.  All three groups successfully managed a 24km hike over two days, with a night of camping, in challenging weather conditions.

A big ‘thank you’ to the staff – Miss Doig, Mr McNicol, Ms Bateman & Mrs Kidson – and the group’s Assessor, Donald Jenks.

Well done to everyone!

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award success

A huge ‘well done’ to Finlay MacDonald (S5) and Megan Easson (S5) who were both awarded their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by Mrs Smart this afternoon.

Megan and Finlay have spent time completing activities for their volunteering, skills and physical sections over the last two years in between exams.  A tough expedition up at Loch Ordie, Dunkeld rounded off the work Finlay and Megan have do to enable them to gain their final award.

A great achievement by both pupils.

Scouting awards

We would like to say ‘well done!’ to a number of our pupils who have received Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards (DofE) and Chief Scout Awards through local Scout Association groups.  The awards were presented by Margaret Jones (District Commissioner) and Stephen Gethins MP.

The following awards have been presented to pupils:

Tom Goldie (S6) – Gold DofE Award and Queen’s Scout Award
Ross Martin (S6) – Gold DofE Award
Finlay Taylor – Gold DofE Award
Charlotte Moffatt (S5) – Silver DofE Award
Katie Dunnett (S3) – Bronze DofE Award and Chief Scout’s Platinum Award
Aime Ritchie (S4) – Bronze DofE Award and Chief Scout’s Platinum Award
Daniel Staal (S2) – Bronze DofE Award and Chief Scout’s Platinum Award

Congratulations to Calum Soares (St Andrews HS) and Annie Lennam (St. Leonards) who also received awards on the night.

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