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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Climb every mountain and ford every stream to get your Duke of Edinburgh's Award!

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme allows girls to participate in an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development. They will be able to develop self-confidence, independence, responsibility, talents and abilities, new relationships, problem solving, presentation and communication skills, teamwork and leadership. A level of commitment, reliability and 'stickability' is required to meet the demands of a Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

'Pupils have a good record of success at all levels of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme'. ISI report 2011 

Girls may work towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Bronze level (Lower Five upwards) and Gold Level (Sixth Form). For each Award, they create their own personal programme, choosing activities in the following Sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and Expedition (as well as Residential at Gold Level only). The length of time spent on each section depends on the level of programme they are working towards. Further information is available at www.dofe.org/sections for ideas.

Groups at both Bronze and Gold levels meet after school for expedition training throughout the year. Foot expeditions take place mainly in the summer term, often in the Northumberland and Teesdale area at Bronze level and in the Lake District and the Cheviots at Gold level.