Our aim is to continue achieving high standards within the Duke of Edinburgh programmes and reach a number of students through the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
Year 9 students are being introduced to the Bronze award while Year 10 are looking at the Silver award. When students progress to Year 12 they can begin their Gold award.
Students must complete an overnight expedition showing camp craft skills, leadership, teamwork and map reading skills. They must also complete a volunteering section, learn a new skill and take part in a physical challenge.
As part of the Bronze award, all students are offered the opportunity to achieve a 3-year Junior First Aid qualification. Silver students gain a one year AED (Automatic External Defibulator) qualification, and Gold study an adult 16 hour first aid course (Outdoor Pursuits).
Training occurs throughout the year, resulting in a practice and assessed expedition in the Spring/Summer. When all elements of the award are completed, a presentation assembly occurs with parents/carers invited into the academy to celebrate their child’s success. During the presentations, we have external Duke of Edinburgh speakers to present the awards.
Training takes place on Mondays 2.40pm – 4.00pm in the Breakout Area.
Training includes map reading, route planning, First Aid, using a compass, camp craft, cooking, meal planning and how to pack equipment safely.
Bronze Practice Expedition – 26th / 27th April 2019
Bronze Assessed Expedition – 7th / 8th June 2019
Silver Practice Expedition – 17th – 19th May 2019
Silver Assessed Expedition – 21st – 23rd June 2019
Gold – August 2019
Miss Ferdinando – DofE Coordinator and Assessor
Miss Dodge – DofE Leader and Assessor
Miss Barr – DofE Leader
Miss Parrish – DofE Volunteer
Miss Burgess – DofE Volunteer
Mr Deadman – DofE Volunteer
Mr Battye – DofE Volunteer
Mr Banham – DofE Volunteer
Miss Thompson – DofE Volunteer
Miss Whittington – DofE Volunteer
Miss Smart – DofE Volunteer
Over 100 students have achieved and completed either their Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Academy holds a presentation assembly each year to celebrate the success of the young people on such a massive achievement.