Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award

Lead Teacher: Mr S. Bogle

Year Groups Involved: Pupils make their application for entry into Silver Award in the Spring of Year 10.
Upon completion of Silver Award by the end of Year 12 pupils can then apply for entry to Gold Award which begins in Year 13.


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Duke of Edinburgh training is on-going throughout year 11, with after school meetings to plan and train prior to practice hikes. The silver assessment expedition takes place usually at the start of June following school examinations.

The Gold award follows a similar pattern of after school preparation meetings prior to practice hikes. The Gold expedition usually takes place in the Lake District in June of Year 13 following AS level examinations.

Activities

  • Silver Award:
    • 2 Practice Hikes (One in the Sperrins and one in the Antrim Hills).
    • 1 Assessed expedition hike in the Mourne Mountains.  
    • 6 – 12 months Volunteering and 3 – 12 months Learning a new skill and training in a physical activity
  • Gold Award:
    • 2 Practice Hikes (One in the Mournes and one day hike on Errigle).
    • 1 Assessed expedition hike in the Lake District.
    • 12 months Volunteering & either 6 or 12 months Learning a new skill and training in a physical activity
    • Gold Award also requires the candidate to complete a 4 days/5 night residential completing a worthwhile activity with people you’ve never met before.

N.B. Sports will not qualify as a Skill.

For further information about timescales of each element or accepted activities please visit the award website.

Staff Involved

  • Mr B Purcell
  • Miss M Doherty
  • Miss S Lindsay
  • Mr J Dixon
  • Miss G Craig
  • Mr A Hamilton
  • Mr S Whitmarsh
  • Mr P Laird
  • Mrs K Barnett
  • Mr B Hughes