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Covid-19 Update

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.


Further information on the free school meals scheme can be found here: https://www.edenred.co.uk/Documents/DfE/DfE_FreeSchoolMeals_ParentCarerFAQs.pdf

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping students at home wherever possible.  Please note that because of staffing plans, parents of key workers should email office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or call 03333 602120 by 9am the day before to be eligible for provision the next day.

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Qualifying Expedition

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Qualifying Expedition

In August, a group of 21 current and former students from The Rochester Grammar School completed their Gold DofE qualifying expedition in Dartmoor. This was the second expedition run by the Medway Open Award Centre, they had completed in the summer, as they had already visited the Peak District at the end of July. As most of the group had completed their Silver awards previously, they were well prepared for the challenges that lay ahead. Dartmoor is the ideal place for this expedition as you walk from one side of the moor to the other without  ever meeting a fence. The 4 groups of students had each planned their own expedition, which involved walking for 4 days on the moor, wild camping for 3 nights and cooking at least once per day. None of the groups had an easy time but the bad memories of blisters, tears and foxes started to fade when we celebrated their achievement on the last evening. We are now looking forward to next summer’s expeditions.