Tuesday 17th February 2009 by C. Freeman
Sixth Formers have been planning their expedition for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Ben Scatterty, Curtis Hamilton and Shaunick Mistry are among the Sixth Formers who have opted to undertake the award scheme as part of the new BW Diploma.
The three are now planning a route around the White Peak area of Derbyshire which they will complete as a practice exercise in May with the assessed trip taking place in June. They have to walk more than 50 kilometres over three days, with less than 10 per cent of the total being on public roads.
Curtis, who has previously completed the Bronze Award said: 'Because I'd done Bronze I had considered doing the Silver award but was worried about the walking because it's much further but because of this diploma it's actually pushed me to actually go and do it. I like being outdoors, it's different seeing all the countryside and wildlife.'
Each of them also has to do a 'service' element as part of the scheme, Shaunick is helping out at the Cancer Research shop in Kettering while Curtis does odd jobs for a neighbour and Ben helps out in some ICT classes as a 'mentor' for some of the younger students.