Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award.
It is not only a prestigious award much desired by universities and employers alike, but also a chance for students to be recognised for trying something new, helping their community, testing their limits and enhancing their skills.
The scheme is split into different levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold), with each requiring regular commitment towards four sections:
- Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
- Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
- Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
- Expedition: planning, training for and completing an adventurous expedition
At Gold level there is also an additional residential requirement.
The Bronze Award is started in Year 9, the Silver Award in Year 10 and the Gold Award in Year 12. Each award is an excellent way for students to set personal challenges and push boundaries, building their confidence, resilience and independence as well as a range of other key skills that will serve them for many years. Students will no doubt come away with a sense of achievement and heaps of memories too.