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The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, which provides a real adventure from beginning to end. The award is aimed at pupils aged 14 -24 and allows pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to achieve an award, which is highly recognised by Universities and future employers.
Here at Derby Moor Academy we provide the opportunity for pupils to complete all three levels. Pupils can complete Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The opportunity to participate in an award is open for all students of the appropriate age. Students will gain skills in communication, team work, independence among many more. The awards are challenging and students will need plenty of motivation and commitment as well as lots of determination, especially on the expeditions. We look forward to helping students on this incredible adventure.
Pupils achieve their Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold). Throughout the levels, your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life! If you are unsure as to whether the activities you have planned meet the criteria for each section, please speak to your Group Leader or Miss Ross.
|Volunteering – Pupils offer services to individuals or the community. This can range from teaching primary pupils to read, visiting the elderly, clearing footpaths to recycling within school.|
|Physical - Encourages participation/improvement in physical activity. There is no need to start a new physical activity. If you are already attending a club once a week, this will cover your Physical evidence.|
|Skills – this essentially means a hobby. It encourages discovery and development of practical and social skills and personal interests. At Gold level, pupils can class their driving lessons as a skill, saving them time at such a busy part in their academic career.|
|Expedition – this encourages a spirit of adventure and discovery. At all levels of the award, appropriate training is given and practice expeditions and walks are carried out. For some pupils, this part of the Duke of Edinburgh award can be the hardest as pupils are not used to walking for long distance and camping in rural parts of Derbyshire.|
|Residential (Gold only) – this broadens young people’s experiences through involvement with others in a residential setting for at least four nights. At Gold level, pupils who are attending residentials like ‘Medilink’ can use their attendance to sign off this section.|
For more information, please contact:
Mr Hilliard, DofE Manager firstname.lastname@example.org