Students learn new skills through DofE award

Students at Tiverton High School learnt some key life and work skills after participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) at Bronze level.

Year 10 student Ella Woodman and year 11 students Bobby Hookins, Florence Jones, Jazmine Cowlin, Emma Guerney and Anna Lion all individually volunteered at local businesses and organisations as the first part of the award, including Tiverton library and a Beavers group.

For the second part of the award, each student learnt a new skill ranging from photography to martial arts. The final part of the Bronze award consisted of a 2-day group physical expedition over 26km around Exmoor’s Wimbleball Lake.

The students said: “Each part of the experience was really rewarding. We enjoyed meeting new people and learning new skills, and the expedition was tough at times but a great team-building exercise. We all found out more about ourselves – and each other!”

Simon Tong, Deputy Head at Tiverton High School, added; “At THS we provide an outstanding outdoor education programme for all students. The DofE Award is a key part of that programme and provides fantastic opportunities for students to take part in an internationally recognised award as well as learn some great life and team-building skills.

“The students will be able to take these skills with them when they leave THS and apply them in further education and eventually the world of work. We are immensely proud of their achievements.”