The Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme Manager, Mr Tony Meyer, was delighted when he found out that a bid made to the Garforth Lions, for financial support, had been successful.
The Garforth Lions generously donated £850 which enabled him to purchase ten new rucksacks, six new cooking stoves and a number of compasses.
The Duke of Edinburgh programme grows in popularity each year and whilst parents pay costs for campsites etc, key kit (such as rucksacks and tents) are provided by school to ensure that the programme is accessible to everyone. Without donations such as this vital kit could not be replaced.
Two Lions, Ken Woodhead and Pete Crebbin, came in to meet a number of students and to see some of the new kit.
Students will be using the new equipment when they enjoy a weekend of training in the Lake District at the end of February.
A massive thank you from the Garforth Academy D of E team to Garforth Lions.