Senior - Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is committed to providing young people with an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach.

The Award is widely recognised by employers and people involved in education. Some of the benefits to young people include developing self confidence and self reliance; gaining a sense of achievement and a sense of responsibility; discovering new skills, interests and talents and developing leadership skills and abilities.

           

They can also discover exciting opportunities; make new friends; experience teamwork, problem solving and decision making; increase their motivation; enhance their self esteem and develop their communication skills. They will, of course, have fun!
The award is a four section programme, with three levels.

  • Bronze 14 and over
  • Silver 15 and over
  • Gold 16 and over

Sections involve

  • Voluntering – helping people in the community
  • Skills – covering almost any hobby, skill or interest
  • Physical Recreation – sport, dance and fitness
  • Expeditions – training for, planning and completing a journey on foot, horseback, by boat or bicycle.
  • Residential Project Gold Award Only) – a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant.
  • Bronze Award 6 – 12 months
  • Silver Award 12 – 18 months
  • Gold Award 18 – 24 months

St Francis’ College runs a successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme within the school.

Duke of Edinburgh Dates 2018/19

11th - 12th May 2019 Bronze Practice
27th-28th Sept 2019 Bronze Assessment
12th-18th April 2019 Silver-Snowdonia
14th-16th June 2019 Chilterns
27th-31st Oct 2019 Derbyshire
12th-18th April 2019 Gold-Snowdonia
30th June -4th July 2019 Derbyshire
  Planning meetings

14th March 2019

Bronze practice Yr9 (4 pm to 5:30 pm)
25th April 2019 Silver Assessment and Gold assessment Year 11 and 13-  (4 pm to 6.30 pm)
7th May 2019 Silver Practice  Year 10 (4 pm to 6.00 pm)
12th September 2019 Bronze Assessment Year 10 (4 pm to 5.30 pm)