On Thursday 3rd November 21 students collected their Bronze DofE Award in front of a packed hall filled with family and guests who have helped them over the past 12 months. We were also delighted to have endurance adventurer Alex Staniforth join us our guest speaker for the evening. Alex was attempting to climb mount Everest in 2015 when the earth quake hit Nepal and triggered avalanches on the mountain that tore through base camp and killed three of his expedition team. The focus of the talk was on setting goals, the difficulties we face in achieving them and the journey we make in order to reach them – it was incredibly inspiring for all of the guests.
During the evening we also took the time the thank other staff members and parents who have supported the programme and helped to make it a success. Without the support of these people it would not have been possible for the students to have achieved the award over the last 12 months.
Congratulations and well done from everyone at Sandon Meridian Academy.