Duke of Edinburgh Award
We are pleased to be able to offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award to Years 9, 10 (Bronze) and Year 12 (Silver).
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a big commitment, but incredibly rewarding for all students who take part. Achieving an Award will give student’s skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. It is also a unique opportunity to make a difference to other people’s lives and our community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime.
Students achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:
- Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community. Students are expected to organise their own placements.
- 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 completion of an adventurous journey in the UK. The expedition consists of 3 days, 2 nights walking and camping.
We run two expeditions in the summer term, a practice and a formal assessment. Previous expeditions have taken place in Cannock Chase, The Cotswolds, Shropshire and the peak District. If you would like more information about the award, you can find it at the following address: www.dofe.org. If you would like more information about the D of E at Bilton, please contact Ms Gordon on [email protected]