Duke of Edinburgh Award

Home » News » Duke of Edinburgh Award
Greater Alton Project

A couple of weeks ago, the six 14-year-olds in the Bronze group came on a map-reading day-walk on Broxhead Common. The temperature was just 2 degrees, with grey clouds scudding across the sky on a really strong northerly wind; fortunately everyone was well wrapped up to suit the occasion. We decided to stop around midday in the lee of a conifer plantation, out of the wind, and for that precise half-hour the sun came out — it was a most pleasant lunch stop! And, yes, they did learn a thing or two about navigation during the day!

I'm pleased to report that Victoria Scott has just achieved her Silver Award. She chose to tutor younger players in the school Brass Ensemble as her Volunteering activity, and for the Physical section spent six months improving her techniques at ballet. She played cornet as her Skill, and enjoyed her expedition with five friends last September in the Shropshire hills.

David Allan (84739)

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Crafternoon 1
Alton Webteam: Sun 09 Dec 10:18am

The 'Crafternoon' held at the Church was a great success as people gathered to enjoy one another's company, make Christmas crafts, sing some carols and enjoy a Christmas tea — much of which was provided by Sainsbury's Community Outreach. Oh... and Father Christmas made an early appearance...

Messy Church Pic Dec 18
Alton Webteam: Wed 05 Dec 9:27am

Messy Church is now held on the first Saturday of the month during term time.We had a great time at our Christmas Messy Church with lots of children and families enjoying a whole variety of activities. We began with table games and refreshments, an intense game matching Christmas Card halves, listening to the advent story and then choosing from a variety of interactive crafts ranging from...

Santa Run edit
Alton Webteam: Mon 03 Dec 9:24am

What a fantastic effort from Liam, Steve and Pete as they represented the Methodist Church in the Santa Run.Running in the team race they crossed the finishing tape to the cheers of the watching crowd. Not only that but they each entered the individual race which was three times as long... with Liam coming in an exceptionally good fourth place and Steve and Pete not too far behind. Well...