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  • Gold DofE participants pay respects to fallen airmen

    Published 06/11/18

    Brooke Weston Academy’s participants on the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme paid their respects at the crash site of a US aircraft high on a moor in the north west Peak District.

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  • Brooke Weston Trust's CEO visits Brooke Weston Academy

    Published 14/07/17

    Brooke Weston Trust’s CEO, Dr Andrew Campbell, visited Brooke Weston Academy on the last of his tours of all the Brooke Weston Trust schools. He spoke to students and staff about all aspects of the academy and visited a range of classrooms.

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  • DofE students camp on the school field

    Published 27/03/17

    Duke of Edinburgh students in Year 9 have been practicing for their first two day DofE expedition by learning how to pitch tents and cook a variety of food on camp stoves in the school grounds.

    The practice is vital before their first assessment at Rutland Water in April and included camp stove safety, first aid, cooking their own food on the campfires and camp craft - knowing the best place to position your tent and physically putting it up.

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  • Diamond D of E success

    Published 16/11/16

    In celebration of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme’s Diamond Anniversary DT technician Mr Darren Hooper has recently completed a 12 hour mountain bike race plus a separate cycling expedition up Mount Snowdon to raise funds for local D of E projects.

    Mr Hooper completed the gruelling 12 hours of mountain biking around Minley Manor in Reading, only stopping for one or two minutes every lap, and later went on to bike to the top of Mount Snowdon, raising £150. He said ‘I didn’t get the chance to do D of E when I was at school. So when I heard about the Diamond D of E challenge I knew it was something I wanted to do. I love challenging myself and pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone.

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