Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a four section programme with three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create committed global citizens and equipping young people for life. Since it was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, over eight million people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories.
All Third Form pupils are strongly encouraged to partake in the Bronze level, with the Silver and Gold levels being entirely voluntary thereafter. It offers a constructive individual challenge, enjoyable activities and encourages personal development. It also helps to develop initiative and organization, and always includes an Expedition, which has sometimes been completed in a foreign country.