The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Denefield School offers students the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Students completing the Bronze Award will find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills and going on an expedition. Achieving an Award will give young people the skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
The Award is completed by embarking on a personal programme of activities in four sections - Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition. Participants must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections. Previous participants have volunteered their time to the school’s Eco Club and the local Beaver Scout colony, taken up new sports and developed new skills such as dog handling and training.
Participants must also plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) expedition. As a team, participants plan an aim for the expedition, decide on a location and do lots of fun training to make sure everyone is fully prepared and knows what they are doing! The expedition section aims to improve team and leadership skills, boost confidence and hopefully give participants a rucksack full of great memories!
For further information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme at Denefield School, contact Mr S. Mason.
Updated November 2011