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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary programme designed to provide students with an individual challenge to help them gain confidence, resilience and essential skills for their adult life.

The programme can be followed at three levels:

• Bronze (aged 14+, enrollment begins at the end of Year 9)
• Silver (aged 15+)
• Gold (aged 16+)

What you have to do?

To achieve an award, students must complete a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community or for a non-profit making organisation.
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests (not physical skills)
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

Key dates 2019-2020

  • Bronze training: 16 – 17 February 2020 in Cosgrove near Milton Keynes.
  • Gold training: 3 – 7 April 2020 in the Peak District.
  • Bronze qualifying: 25 – 26 May 2020 in Cosgrove near Milton Keynes.
  • Gold qualifying: 13 – 17 July 2020 in Snowdonia.Contact Mr Samuel samuelw@cfbs.islington.sch.uk for more information

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