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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.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards presented

Congratulations to Erin Sinclair (S4) and Niamh Shotts (S5) who were both awarded their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award this morning by Ms K. Manders.  Both girls successfully completed all 4 sections including expeditions to Glen Banvie, Rothiemurchus Estate and Loch Ordie.

Niamh and Erin have shown great commitment to achieve their awards.  Niamh is now undertaking her Silver award, while Erin continues to volunteer at a local Cub Scout group.

Well done to both girls on completing their awards.