Duke of Edinburgh

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We believe that the Duke of Edinburgh scheme offers young people a fantastic opportunity to form new friendships and learn new skills and interests for their lives ahead.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive and enjoyable activities in their free time with a well-recognised award at the end to show a possible employer their determination to commit and undertake challenges.

What does the programme consist of?

It is a four Section Programme with three progressive levels.

  • Bronze (for those in year 9 and over)
  • Silver (for those in year 10 and over)
  • Gold (for those aged 16 and over)

Volunteering - Helping other people in the local community.

Skills - Covering almost any hobby, skill or interest.

Physical Recreation - Sports, dance and fitness.

Expeditions - Training for, planning and completing two weekend expeditions and training walks in Nottinghamshire.

Further information

Please contact Mr Alan Steer, The Duke of Edinburgh’s  Coordinator at Park Vale Academy  via the main school number.

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