Posted on May 23rd 2016
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Harris Academy Peckham is extremely proud to announce that nine Year 11 students have completed the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. In order to achieve the award, the students have undertaken a wide range of weekly activities for over three months each. These included volunteering tasks, most of which were undertaken in the local community (such as working in the SCOPE charity shop), physical activities (such as dance, basketball, and even martial arts), and developing different skills (ranging from learning a new language, to designing computer games). However, the greatest challenge was the expedition, which involved two weekends of self-sufficient hiking and camping in the Ashdown Forest. Students had to navigate for themselves over challenging terrain for six hours each day, as well as carry all their equipment. Overcoming some difficulties along the way, the students performed brilliantly, despite most having never been hiking or camping before. This is the first year that Harris Academy Peckham has run the Duke of Edinburgh award and it is a fantastic achievement that nine students have achieved their internationally-recognised Bronze award - a great testament to their continued hard work and dedication throughout the past year. A huge congratulations to the students participating. We hope to see many more Duke of Edinburgh award successes in the future!
Mr H Bradbury
History Teacher and Duke Of Edinburgh Co-ordinator