Our DofE Coordinator Andy Garvie, previously served 22 years in the Army and has taken part in expeditions to Nepal, Argentina and Peru whilst serving as part of the Infantry regiment.
Managing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and leading expeditions in the local area, Andy is also the Contingent Commander of some 200 cadets locally, for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. As well as local expeditions he’s also led cadets to the Peak and Lake Districts as well as Morocco.
Alongside these impressive achievements Andy also teaches games, mindfulness, PHSCEE and is a GAP student coordinator, while tutoring Year 7 and 8 at the school.
A keen bird watcher, Andy’s biggest passion is fitness, particularly natural movement, so it will be no surprise to learn he’s a keen cyclist, runner and a qualified mountain leader, alongside being an L1 mountain bike leader and pilates instructor.