Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme has been relaunched at Sandbach School last year following a 15 year absence. Mrs Austin said “We have had an amazing response from the boys and we look forward to a bright future.”
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. Allowing young people to develop their skills and gain a sense of achievement.
To achieve the award participants need to be committed and dedicated, they will need to show evidence of all activities they have taken part in.
There are three levels of programme you can take part in, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
At Sandbach School we start the award in year 9 for boys wanting to take part in the Bronze award. Year 10 and Year 11 for boys wanting to take part in the Silver award. Year 12 for boys wanting to take part in either Silver or Gold award.
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.
You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
With the help of Leaders, participants select their own programme of activities and set themselves objectives. It’s not a competition or about being first. It’s all about self-development.
All 3 sections must be completed by June to attend the expedition.
Training and Expedition:
The final part of the programme is undertaking an expedition. Only those who have completed the other sections will be invited to go on the expedition.
Training will be given before the expedition takes place to help develop independent skills.
Training for the expedition will take place around March – April time.
Practice Expedition 2017 tbc
Final Expedition 2017: tbc
Students receive a badge and certificate upon completion of the DofE Award which is presented in a school assembly.
To find out more about the Award Scheme visit – http://www.dofe.org
Sandbach Schools DofE Leaders:
Mrs E. Austin. DofE Co-Ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr C. White.
Miss K. McGrath