Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a national programme that helps young people to learn new and develop existing skills through a range of challenges. Students would be expected to learn a new skill, participate in physical activities and undertake community service in addition to preparing for and taking part in an overnight camping expedition.
The Bronze Award is open to all students in Year 9. The application and initial process begins in the Spring Term with students starting expedition training in the Summer Term of Year 9, with a second cohort running into the Autumn Term of Year 10 if the course is oversubscribed.
In Year 10, students concentrate on completing the physical, volunteering and skills sections with their final expeditions held between April and June.
We are currently exploring the possibility of offering the SIlver Award for those who have completed the Bronze Award. The Gold Award is offered locally at Esher College and through other school sixth forms and voluntary groups.