Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

About the Award:

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is aimed at students between the ages of 14 and 24 and is comprised of four sections: skill, physical, volunteering and expedition as detailed below:

  • Skill - the Skills section is all about developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Volunteering - from conservation to youth work to fundraising for your favourite charity or caring for animals, there's an endless list of the types of projects you can get involved in.
  • Physical - through the Physical section you should achieve a greater physical fitness through participation and improvement in physical activity.  It's sure to make you feel healthier and you'll have fun along the way!  You don't need to be super fit or Olympic standard to achieve this section - giving it a go and getting better is enough.
  • Expedition – in teams, you plan, train and complete a walking and camping section in the countryside.

This Award is recognised by universities and employers and we currently have 18 students enrolled on the Bronze Award Scheme who are looking to complete this in the Summer of 2017.  Many students then go on to to achieve Silver and Gold Awards. It is expected to have up to 70 students enrolling onto this course from years 9 and 10 this year.

More information can be found at  www.dofe.org

Why do the award:

Time scales

Bronze (14+ years)






3 months

3 months

3 months

Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.

All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.



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