Jan 08 - Pupils receive Duke of Edinburgh AwardsOver 100 Reigate pupils receive Duke of Edinburgh Award
Pupils of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School were amongst those that received their Duke of Edinburgh Awards at a presentation on Friday 25th January. The Mayor or Reigate and Banstead, Cllr Mrs Dorothy Tomlin, presented the awards to the pupils who had achieved either the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides an opportunity for young people to experience challenge and adventure, and acquire new skills. To achieve the Award pupils complete four types of challenge; Expedition, Skill, Physical Recreation and Service. There are different levels for each level of Award. Examples of the types of activity undertaken by pupils of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School are;
Expedition – (for the Silver Award) A 30 mile hike as part of a 3 day expedition.
Skill – Spending time on a hobby for example photography, cookery, reading
Physical Recreation – Participating in dance or badminton
Service – Visiting the Age Concern Social Club in Merstham
Headmaster, Paul Spencer Ellis, who attended the Presentation, said ‘It is pleasing to see so many young people engaged in worthwhile activities. The Duke of Edinburgh Awards recognise the hard work and commitment shown by these pupils’
To demonstrate their achievements at the Award Presentation pupils from the Royal Alexandra and Albert School performed a dance routine they had worked on as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme.