What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?
This is a programme that is non-competitive, voluntary and available to all.
Why complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award?
The Duke of Edinburgh programme encourages young people to take the initiative, developing personal and leadership skills. The Award programme offers a fantastic challenge, recognises skills and talents and leaves young people with a real sense of personal achievement.
What is the structure of the programme?
There are three awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award is made up of four sections: volunteering, skill, physical and the infamous expedition! Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form runs a practice and assessment expedition weekend every year to various locations within Norfolk and Suffolk at an additional cost. Throughout the year, young people will work towards completing each section over a period of three months to two years, depending on the award level.
An invitation is extended from St James’ Palace to those who complete the Gold Award.
How does the programme progress my studies?
It is very well recognised and a very valuable addition to your Curriculum Vitae, university or job application form.
Please see the Duke of Edinburgh Award website for more information: https://www.dofe.org/