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School’s Unique ‘Sat Nav’ Invention

A unique ‘sat nav’ system is helping pupils at Sutton Valence School near Maidstone, Kent reach new heights of achievement in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

This year, 180 pupils are testing themselves to the limit with outdoor expeditions and new physical and sporting challenges, as well as learning new skills.

More than 100 of them are on track to complete the scheme by the end of the year, earning 16 Gold awards, 25 Silvers and 60 Bronzes, an outstanding record for the school.

All participants have to take part in outdoor expeditions, with those aiming for their Gold award spending four nights and five days trekking and camping in the Lake District.

But thanks to the technically creative talent of former pupil Balazs Janko and the school’s IT department, even if they get lost, staff always know where the group are!

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