Bell Baxter was officially recognised as a Direct Licensing Centre (DLC) for the internationally acclaimed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme. This means that the school is a licensed organisation able to deliver the award to our pupils and partner groups.
Miss Doig (DofE Manager) was joined by third year pupils Chris Sanderson, Kirsty Armour, Christina Orr and Ethan Burkin at a a ceremony held at Queen Anne HS last week to mark the handover of licensing for the award to Fife schools.
The new licence and plaque were handed over to the Bell Baxter representatives by Gayle Gorman (HM Chief Inspector for Schools & Chief Executive Education Scotland) and Barry Fisher (Director of DofE Scotland). Guests also included Carrie Lindsay (Executive Director, Education and Children’s Services) and Phil Black (Head of Education and Children’s Services).
Congratulations to Sara Black (S6) and Abby Falconer (S4) who were presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards by Ms Penrose yesterday.
The DofE provided both Sara and Abby with an opportunity to get involved in community projects. Sara did some fundraising on behalf of CHAS raising £209 for the charity, while Abby helped out at the Cat Protection Centre.
The commitment that Sara and Abby had to make to complete the award shouldn’t be underestimated. Well done!
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!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award staff and pupils would like to thank the Former Pupils’ Association for donating money to enable the group to purchase sleeping bags and liners.
The much needed equipment will be available for use by pupils undertaking the award at Bronze and Silver level.