The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a program designed to encourage and recognize young people's achievements in a range of activities, including volunteering, physical fitness, and outdoor exploration. The program is open to young people aged 14 to 24 and is divided into three levels: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.

For KS4 students (aged 14-16), the Bronze level is typically the starting point. To achieve the award, participants must complete a set number of hours in each of the program's four sections: volunteering, physical, skills, and expedition. The requirements for each section vary depending on the level of the award and are designed to challenge participants and help them develop new skills and interests.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is widely recognized and respected by employers and educational institutions, making it an excellent addition to a young person's CV or college application. It also provides participants with a sense of achievement and the opportunity to develop important life skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.

Miss Evans-Brown has managed to source funding for this year's cohort, allowing 75 students to participate for free in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. She is looking forward to taking them on the expedition during the summer term, where students will be able to enjoy the Chiltern Hills, and develop new skills beyond the curriculum.

For further information, please contact Miss Evans-Brown.