This year, the Duke of Edinburgh Award opened the Bronze Award to students who are 13 years of age. This change meant that younger students could join their peers and within days of the announcement, Northholm had 28 students join at the Bronze level; becoming one of the largest intakes we have had for the program. This is wonderful to see as the Scheme helps students to build skills that will equip them for life.
In May, 17 new participants had an opportunity to experience the different challenges of the Award by taking part on an overnight Adventurous Journey kayaking on the Colo River. The first of three Bronze camps, participants experienced cooking out in the wilderness, how to navigate river valleys in an unfamiliar environment and more. Students should be proud of their accomplishments and are congratulated for their efforts in this challenging program.