Duke of Edinburgh Award


Consett Academy are very proud to announce that eight Year 11 students have achieved their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. Students have been involved in a variety of activities throughout the year which included animal care, tennis coaching, a conservation project, a fitness programme and cooking food from different cultures.

The students took part in a day walk in the Consett area. They showed their character when despite the heavy rain and deep mud they came back to school smiling! They completed a training programme and a two day residential, learning how to plan and navigate a route on foot using a map. They stayed at Moorhouse Scout Camp where they learned camping skills and enjoyed team building exercises.

For their qualifying expedition the students embarked on a 22km journey across the Northumberland area, taking in sights such as Thirlwall Castle, Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Forrest. Their friendships and teamwork helped them to overcome problems in every aspect of the expedition creating memories that will last them a lifetime.

Well done to Courtney Peacock, Katy Bainbridge, Karina Zymek, Abbie Dixon, Vicky Lee, Amy Wilson, Lee Rodrigues and Daniel Moore.

Please click here and read page 9 - An article written by Abbie Dixon for the Durham County Council 2012-13 Annual Report for Duke of Edinburgh.