Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition
On the weekend of the 18th June, 18 students set out to complete their bronze qualifying expedition in Waddington near Clitheroe. It was an early meet on the Saturday morning at Waddow Hall, but they were raring to go. The students made excellent progress throughout the day and successfully navigated themselves around the route. Once back at camp the students then had to erect tents and cook their meals and, although they were tired, most got a second wind and were able to take part in fun and games with a mini basketball brought by Shona! The students used trangias to cook their evening meals, some of which looked and smelled fantastic. It was an early night for all and all went quiet very quickly! Next morning pupils were up early to cook breakfast and dismantle camp. The first group was walking by 8.15am. Again pupils rose to the challenge and, even though they were tired, completed the route with a smile on their face. Students made such good progress on the second day that they were actually back at Waddow Hall sooner than planned. Well done girls on a great weekend!
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We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
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