Term restarts on 25th February. Spaces available in Year 8

Duke of Edinburgh Award


What is it?

The Award is a qualification recognised by colleges, universities and employers. It consists of four sections, three of which must be completed for a duration of 3-6 months for Bronze.

Skills: develop a practical skill in something new or something you already participate in (examples include religious studies, jewellery making, knitting, cookery)

Physical: improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities (examples include trampolining, football, kick boxing)

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community (examples include charity shops, youth clubs, school library, prefects)

Expedition: planning, training  for and completion of an adventurous journey (includes practice walks, a practice 2 day expedition and a qualifying 2 day expedition for Bronze)

Who can do it?

The Bronze Award is open to those in Years 9-11 and the Silver Award for those in Years 10-11. It is better to have completed Bronze before attempting Silver.

How do I get involved?

The club runs on a Tuesday after school from 3.15 to 4.15 in MF03. You need parental permission to take part and a £20 deposit. Speak to Mrs Bowden for further information.

Expedition Report 2018/19

The 3 Bronze groups completed their qualifying expedition in the Bromsgrove area. They walked through the Lickey Hills in some horrendous weather but kept smiling throughout. Some good food was cooked by them at the campsite and they were very efficient at putting up their tents. On day 2 a couple of groups got a bit lost but everyone successfully made it to the finish point.

The Silver groups headed off to the Malvern Hills for their qualifying expedition. They had 2 days of relatively flat terrain but on day 3 they had to climb the rather steep Malvern Hills before reaching the finish point. Both groups completed their journeys with very few mishaps along the way and all were proud of what they had achieved