Amy achieves Bronze and Silver in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Amy achieves Bronze and Silver in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Amy Booth being presented with the Silver DofE Award by the RAF Digby Station Commander

Amy Booth in Year 11 truly embodies our school ethos of Aspire, Challenge, Achieve. She always makes the most of the opportunities available to her at school as a Head Student and also out of school as a Corporal in the 1406 RAF Air Cadet Squadron (Spalding).

Through the RAF Air Cadets, she has already achieved her The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver Award and is now working towards the Gold Award, which she aims to achieve when she is in Sixth Form.

To achieve the Silver Award, Amy had to complete four sections: Volunteering, Skills, Physical and Expedition.

This involved 12 months of volunteering at the 2nd Bourne Rainbows group working with 4 to 7-year olds. Learning new skills through additional education in leadership, cyber and RAF knowledge in the Air Cadets. She also undertook 6 months of physical training in road marching with the aim of completing a 100-mile Nijmegen March after finishing her GCSE exams!

Then in the summer of last year, she participated in an intensive expedition to the Peak District consisting of three days walking through variable conditions and trails whilst carrying all the equipment she needed with two nights camping. This is whilst being assessed on expedition skills, such as navigation, building the camp and cooking outside.

Amy was presented with her Silver DofE Award by RAF Digby Station Commander at an annual Air Cadet Trent Wing Awards towards the end of last year.

On achieving the Silver Award, Amy said “Being part of the air cadets and completing my Silver Award has taught me a lot about myself. It has really helped me find new skills and given me the opportunity to do things I never thought I would. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze and Silver gave me a massive confidence boost and taught me independence whilst also how to work as part of a larger team to achieve a common goal. Getting presented the award by the RAF Station Commander was an amazing honour.”

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