Bear Grylls hails “absolutely brilliant news” of Britain’s first state secondary school scout group

(World exclusive)

The TV hero was speaking to the Good News Post after one of the UK’s top Scouts set up Britain’s first state secondary school Scout Group.

Nearly 100 young people are now packing into 1st King Alfred Scouts at The King Alfred School, an Academy, in Highbridge, Somerset and every Wednesday to learn life skills and confidence – run by English teacher Lizzie Harvey and nine other amazing staff volunteers.

Lizzie gained the Queen’s Scout Award as a young person so knows a lot about the skills Scouting can teach young people.

The newly established Scout Group is being run as part of the school day, the school’s so-called Period 6 at 3pm – which is a cultural part of The Priory Learning Trust that TKASA is part of.

UK Chief Scout Bear said: “This is absolutely brilliant news. The Scouts is quite simply one of the best organisations on the planet to inspire girls and boys from all communities to help them develop the skills they need for an active and inspiring life.”

Lizzie Harvey said: “The Scouts have taught me so many valuable life skills and offered me fantastic life changing opportunities; I am so excited and thrilled to see we launch this Scout Group in a state school during the school day. Incredibly, nearly 100 students are already part of it!

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “This new Scouting part of our school will be the latest part of us wanting to provide all the skills, confidence and attributes required for a student to be thoroughly prepared for a lifetime of success.”