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Duke of Edinburgh Award – Silver

Dear Parent,

Every year the school offers students the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The award offers young people the chance to develop individual, team and social skills. It also gives the participant a chance to make a difference in their community. As such, it is highly regarded by colleges, universities and employers.

The silver award revolves around four key areas: physical recreation, skill, volunteering and expeditions. More information about the award can be found on the D of E website 

Students need to have completed their bronze DofE award before they can enrol on their silver award.

The cost for the whole Silver package is £80 (PP student funding £40). This includes registration with the official body, a D of E information pack, a discount card for outdoor clothing shops, expedition training, expedition resources & equipment, a two-day practise expedition and a three-day assessed expedition.  

Students will need to be available on the following dates:

Expedition training:

Friday 9th February 2024 - 14:00 to 16:00 and Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2024 

Practise Expedition (Taken out of school):

Wednesday 19th June 2024, Thursday 20th June 2024, and Friday 21st June 2024

Assessed expedition (Taken out of school):

Wednesday 10th July 2024, Thursday 11th July 2024, and Friday 12th July 2024

There may be further expedition training sessions delivered to participants to prepare them for their expeditions. These training sessions would take place in after school sessions. These sessions will be communicated to the participants in the new year.

If you wish your son to take part please return the interest form via the link below no later than Friday 15th December 2023.

Once the interest forms have been returned, those who have expressed interest will be sent further information about final costs and arrangements.

Should you have any other queries about the award, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Bishop                                 Mr B Julian

Head of Student Leadership            Head of Outdoor Education