As part of their expedition training, 47 students attended the first full DofE bronze-award training walk near to Helsby on Saturday 9 June. The three groups were required to carry full expedition equipment (including sleeping bag and additional clothes), exactly as they will be expected to do during the actual assessed expedition in July.
Miss Campbell organised a weekend trip in May for twenty Year 8 and Year 10 students to Condover Hall, a residential activity centre in Shropshire, to play in a netball tournament against school and club-level teams from across the country. The standard of competition was sure to be exceptionally high.
However, this was much more than a netball tournament, fantastic though that was. There were loads of brilliant outdoor activities for students to experience when not actually playing netball, such as climbing, archery, abseiling, laser quest, obstacle courses and a zip wire.
Nicky Crook, local Duke of Edinburgh’s Award operations manager, was in school recently to present Mr Taylor with a plaque and official certified recognition of Ridgeway’s new directly licensed centre (DLC) status.
Mr Cross, Ridgeway’s DofE coordinator, said:
“This is a really significant development. It allows us to move away from local authority oversight and deliver all future DofE training, assessment and certification in-house. Ridgeway’s efforts should prove to be an example, as an increasing number of schools opt for the DLC pathway.”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Ridgeway high School continues to go from strength to strength. Click to learn more.
The Year 7 boys’ football team went agonisingly close to victory in their historic cup final match against Maricourt. Click to read all about the incredible match.
The final – against Maricourt Catholic High School – takes place on Tuesday 15 May at the Liverpool Soccer Centre, Walton Hall Avenue, Liverpool, L4 9XP. Kick-off is at 4.30pm.
Mr Metcalf, Head of PE, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by the students – and one that is thoroughly deserved. All support is welcome to cheer on our side for what promises to be a great spectacle of schoolboy football.
Please bring any blue/white scarfs and flags you have. Anything left over from Tranmere’s visit to Wembley or any Everton scarfs etc. are welcome to make pitchside as blue as possible.”