Duke of Edinburgh´s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an excellent opportunity for students to develop a wide variety of skills, whilst working as part of a team. It is highly recognised from employers to colleges and universities, as students demonstrate commitment, independence and essential life skills across all stages of the award.

The school offers students an opportunity to take part, starting with the completion of the Bronze Award in Year 10. The aim is to promote teamwork, self-reliance, resilience, confidence and responsibility through all four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skill and the Expedition.

Volunteering encourages students to get involved in worthwhile projects both in and outside of school life, such as working in a charity shop, helping the elderly or sports leadership. Physical Recreation is sport based (individual or team). The Skill section is about pursuing a new non-physical hobby or skill, or developing an old one such as playing a musical instrument or learning first aid. The Expedition element is a key component, designed to develop leadership and team working skills. At Bronze level, the expedition is for 2 days and 1 night, where students must decide on an aim and purpose for their journeys, such as observing wildlife or footpath erosion. They will then collectively deliver a presentation of their experiences to an accredited assessor.

For more information and a comprehensive list of approved activities, please visit  www.DofE.org