Duke of Edinburgh and exceptional progress

May 17, 2021 9:58 am

Congratulations to all our 73 Year 9 students who completed their practice expedition for the Duke of Edinburgh Award over the weekend. Whilst rather soggy, they were exemplary in their conduct and resolve. The external verifier commented on how well they worked together and what a mature and responsible approach their showed throughout. Students will now be preparing for their final expedition in June, hopefully will the overnight camp element re-instated following COVID restrictions. This cohort of students have been so inventive with the other elements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the array of activities for volunteering, learning a new skill and fitness have all been so impressive.

On Friday last week we were delighted to welcome Dr Dan Poulter, MP to our school. He spoke with Year 10 students, answering their questions about government and politics. Questions were far-ranging from “How will COVID-19 effect our generation and generations to come?” to “What support and funding is there for the Arts in Suffolk, in particular post-COVID?”

Year 11 and 13 students have been so focused over the last week. They now enter the final two weeks of their time with us and final assessments associated with the Centre Assessed Grades process. We are so proud of how they have been working and know that they will continue in these final two weeks, to gain the grades that they deserve.

Finally, in usual business, this week Year 8 parents and carers will receive the latest report on the academic progress of their son or daughter.

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