Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
We have just started running our Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Bronze Award in Key Stage 4. There are four sections to the award: Physical, Skills, Expedition & Volunteering. For our voluntary section of the award we are going to fund raise for two different charities for a minimum of 6 months. Any money we raise will be split 50% each for The ELIFAR Foundation and the local charity, Handicamp.
ELIFAR stands for Every Life Is For A Reason
Elifar helps children with disabilities to go on holidays they could only dream about and to buy specialist equipment needed to make their life more rewarding and manageable.
Every year students from our school go to Handicamp. Handicamp is a very unique camp and for most of the youngsters, it is their first time away from their families. Handicamp enables young people to experience new challenges in a fun and safe environment whilst making new friends at the same time. There are lots of new and exciting activities to try like Canoeing, Climbing and Archery (more overleaf). There is a camp fire and tents to stay in. The weekend is a real adventure and lots of yummy food is cooked to keep everyone going. But … !!
This all costs money.
The camp is run by the Scout Association and some of our staff volunteer to enable students from The Abbey to go. To make sure this opportunity comes round each year for our students and others we need to help continue to raise money so that this wonderful experience for young people like us can continue.
Our Fundraising ideas so far include making Christmas present tags and decorations sold at Rushmoor Rotary Christmas Charity Bazaar and at school (please see the parents/letters & forms area for further details).
Students in Year 11 Class 4A