Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Participants achieve their Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections - Volunteering, Physical, Skills and an Expedition. Two of the activities are carried out for 3 months and one is carried out for 6 months while the expedition is over a weekend in the summer. The students are also expected to attend a training day in March and a practice expedition in May to allow them to develop and practice the necessary skills needed to complete the qualifying weekend.
The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award is an opportunity for students to develop different skills, take on new physical challenges and give something back to the community while receiving a well-recognised qualification. Many top universities are now looking for much more than good grades and extra-curricular activities; they are interested in young people who can evidence a genuine and committed interest in their desired area of study.
It is open to all students in year 10 and is a natural progression from the Year 9 Camp. It allows students to create a much more personalised programme for themselves which continues to challenge and push them while developing their team-work and leadership skills. It leads directly on to the volunteering that students will undertake in year 11 and provides an excellent platform for Community Action Service (CAS) which is carried out in the 6th form as part of the IB Course.
The key dates for this year are:
4 March – Training day
6-7 May – Practice expedition
24-25 June – First qualifying weekend
8-9 July – Second qualifying weekend
For more information please visit the Duke of Edinburgh website:
DofE Co-Ordinators: Mr Walker, Miss Redding