Duke of Edinburgh Award
Isca Academy was proud to be asked to represent Devon at a special event commemorating the Diamond anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The event in the Council Chambers at County Hall was attended by Devon's Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Sir John Cave, as well as the regional Duke of Edinburgh staff and directors. Isca was represented by 8 of our current D of E students who presented a video to the audience about Isca's unique relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh award.
Isca has a long history of involvement with the award. Outdoor Education has been a feature of student life at Isca for a very long time; a former Priory High School student has recently advertised a reunion for pupils involved in Ten Tors from 1974 - 1981.
This year outdoor education became part of the curriculum for the first time giving all Year 9 students the opportunity to qualify for the Bronze award. This has involved them learning a range of life and personal development skills including first aid, preparing for expeditions and camps, and becoming involved in volunteering and other personal challenges.
The Duke of Edinburgh award also gives students the chance to use their existing skills and interests as part of their skills award, bringing in the wealth of sports and arts opportunities available through school as well as new volunteering opportunities.
Isca Academy is committed to giving our students an education that has a unique and long lasting impact on their lives. Through our association with the Duke of Edinburgh Award we are doing just this and hope that it will continue for a very long time.
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