Our pupils have set off on their Gold sailing trip and if you want to track them down? Just click on the link below.
Twenty pupils from Grange Academy have now successfully completed their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. Collectively, the group has volunteered hundreds of hours helping organisations across Kilmarnock and the pupils have made a significant difference to the local communities in which they live. The group completed a particularly challenging practice expedition from Glen Sannox to Kildonan on the Isle of Arran during the very hot spell in June – this was a test for both staff and pupils. Their qualifying expedition took the group from Muirkirk to Elvanfoot in conditions that required a good set of waterproofs! It was an exciting Expedition and I am confident that the pupils will remember the events for the rest of their lives. The group is now working towards the Gold Award and they have ambitious plans for their final Expedition. Although some of the group is planning to go on a walking Expedition in the Highlands, the majority of pupils are planning on going on a 8 day sailing expedition that will include their training, practice and qualifying In order to achieve this ambitious aim, pupils have started to work on fund raising ideas and they plan to contact local business to ask for support and/or sponsorship.
If you are in a position to help the group realise their dreams, please contact K.McGregor at