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S6 Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

As part of our S6 Induction we are giving every pupil in S6 the opportunity to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Pupils received expedition training prior to the summer break and they should now be working on their Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections of the award.

Starting this Wednesday the 1st of September, we will be running walking expeditions for our pupils. Pupils will be informed of the dates of their expeditions and given consent forms in advance.

Each expedition will consist of 2 day walks of about 10-12km each day. The walks will start and finish at the school and pupils will return home each evening. Pupils should wear comfortable clothing a footwear, including layers to protect from the cold and waterproofs in case of rain. The school has a large collection of equipment that is available to borrow, please contact Mr Richardson or Mr Gillespie if you require any kit.

Pupils also have to cook a meal as part of their expedition, please bring a meal that can be cooked on a camp stove, for example fresh pasta, noodles etc. Pupils have been given examples of meals.


Expeditions will leave the school at 9am so pupils should arrive at 8.15 on the day of their expedition to prepare.

The expedition dates are;


Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd September

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September

Further expeditions TBC

S5- Career Ready Application Now Open

Applications are now open for the Career Ready programme. Through this programme you will have the following opportunities;
  • Paired with a mentor from the world of work who you will meet about 5 times in S5 and 5 times in S6.
  • 6 Masterclasses in S5 and 6 Masterclasses in S6 where you will learn lots of usual information and gain important skills to prepare you for the world of work.
  • Complete a 4 week paid internship in industry
  • Gain an incredible experience that will look fantastic on applications forms for university, college or employment.
  • The available work places are varied and come from a variety of industries- please see career ready website for more.
If you would like more information, please see here-
If you need any other information please let me know,
Mr Richardson.

S5 Duke of Edinburgh Opportunity

As part of their S6 induction, all current S5 pupils will have the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bronze Level.

This is a fantastic opportunity for them to develop their confidence, resilience and team work skills in preparation for applying to university, college or employment.


Please see this letter and PowerPoint for more information and speak to Mr Richardson if you have any questions.

S6 DofE Letter

S6 DofE Introduction Presentation