Duke of Edinburgh

All pupils are given the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

Pupils achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking a service to individuals or the community
  • 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 or abroad


  • A sense of responsibility
  • Awareness of their strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time
  • Leadership and team-working skills
  • New friendships
  • Self-belief and self-confidence
  • A sense of identity Initiative
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to learn from and give to others in the community

There are three levels available:
Bronze, Silver and Gold