We have an extra busy Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme running through as we have added the Gold Award to this year’s roster so that our students can take the scheme right through from the Bronze Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is designed to challenge young people between the ages of 14-24 to attain standards of achievement and endeavour in a wide variety of active interests – to serve their communities, experience adventure and to develop and learn outside the classroom.

The following expeditions will be taking place:

Friday 19th April 4pm – Sunday 21st April – 4.00pm
Peak District (Roaches/ Hartington)
Gold = x12 / Silver = x4

Friday 26th April 5pm – Saturday 27th April – 1.00pm
Cannock Chase
Bronze = x 53

Saturday 18th May 10am – Sunday 19th May – 4.00pm
Peak District (Hartington)
Bronze = x 46

Friday 5th July 9am – Sunday 7th July – 4.00pm
Peak District (Hartington)
Silver = x4 / Bronze = x7

Sunday 14th July 9am – Thursday 18th July 4pm
Lake District (Penrith/ Keswick)
Gold = x5

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is widely recognised as a high prestige badge of honour and is respected by both universities and employers.

Matt Allman, Headteacher, said: “Our school has a long tradition running the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and we are thrilled to be taking so many children through this year at all elves. The Gold Award is particularly exciting as it will see students gain the ultimate accolade of a visit to Buckingham Palace to receive their award.”

To learn more about our Duke of Edinburgh Award click here.

To learn more about the national Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme programme click here.