Two Thomas Clarkson Academy teachers get Duke of Edinburgh approval as students throw themselves into programme

Lucy-Beth Heighton and Daniel Hudson.

Lucy-Beth Heighton and Daniel Hudson. - Credit: Archant

Two teachers at Thomas Clarkson Academy have qualified as Duke of Edinburgh Award assessors.

Lucy-Beth Heighton and Daniel Hudson attended an assessors training course and joined a group of students at a campsite in Rutland where they worked alongside an accredited assessor to mark and sign off the group’s expedition.

About 25 students at the academy are taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, with five already achieving their bronze award.

Miss Heighton, centre manager for TCA’s Duke of Edinburgh Award programme, said: “I never had the opportunity to do the Duke of Edinburgh Award which is why I wanted to give our students the opportunity to do it.

“It is consistently recognised as one of the things employers look for on a CV. It is a nationally recognised award which helps students to demonstrate commitment, progress and responsibility.

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“They have to go above and beyond what is expected and challenge themselves. It is also really good fun.”

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