Duke of Edinburgh Award
There are three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. You must be in Year 9 to begin working towards your Bronze, 15 for Silver and 16 for Gold.
To achieve each award participants must complete a programme of activities in four or five sections; volunteering, skills, physical, expedition and, for Gold only, residential.
With the help of Leaders, participants select their own programme of activities and set themselves objectives. It’s not a competition or about being first. It’s all about self-development.
It is a balanced programme which develops the whole person – mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team work.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Newall Green High School starts with students in Year 9 who are working towards achieving their Bronze Award. The Award is supported and run by members of staff and friends of the School. They help organise and lead the training and assessed expeditions which take place in the Summer term.
We are happy to offer advice on the purchase of speciality outdoor equipment although none is required for Bronze. Participants can usually receive a 10% discount on outdoor equipment at Cotswold’s outdoor shop. However, we can provide participants with tents, stoves, rucksacks, coloured maps and compasses for the duration of their expedition. We also can provide and additional camping equipment on request.
Students receive a badge and certificate upon completion of the Bronze award which is presented in a school assembly.
To find out more about the Award Scheme visit – http://www.dofe.org
Or contact The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator
Mr Steve Pentland firstname.lastname@example.org
To see more photographs of expeditions, please see our gallery.
You can also download the letter below.