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Rotary Provides Welcome Boost for DofE Award Scheme

On Tuesday 11th February members of the Grantham Rotary Club visited  the academy to present a cheque for £1000 for the academy’s Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. The welcome donation will be used to provide much-needed new equipment such as tents and cooking stoves for the upcoming expedition this summer.

Ruskin became a Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme last April and subsequently 18 Year 9 students have signed up to undertake the Bronze award this year. In addition to their expedition, students must commit to three sustained activities during the course of the year, including learning a new or developing an existing skill, engaging in voluntary work and regularly participating in a physical activity. 

Ruth Mountstevens, who manages the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at the academy said, “The group have been so enthusiastic about starting their Duke Of Edinburgh and shown real commitment to the elements they have started so far but, of course, it is the expedition they are all really excited about and the generous donation from the Grantham Rotary Club will have a huge impact on the quality of this experience – we are incredibly grateful”.