A group of Carter Community School students have become the first ones in the school’s history to successfully take part in the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme.
For the last year, a seven strong group of students from Year 11 have taken part in a variety of rigorous challenges, including completing an hour of sport each week, carrying out some form of community service and developing a new skill such as learning to play an instrument.
The group were also put through their paces in February when they had to navigate their way through a 10 mile, two day trek across across Studland and Goslingston Heath, armed only with a map and compass – for some, the first time they had ever used one.
Last week that dedication paid off when they were presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh awards by the Mayor of Poole Councillor Peter Adams.
Commented Carter Community School’s Acting Principal Sam Davidson:
“These young people are a huge credit to not only themselves but also the whole school. What is particularly impressive is their commitment to successfully completing the Bronze stage of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme at what is a very busy time of the academic year, with them already working their way towards the Silver stage of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.”