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Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Manor Green College has been running the Duke of Edinburgh award since 2015. Each year we have gone from strength to strength, learning new ways to support our youngsters to succeed and push their own boundaries. This year we have 41 students taking part in their bronze award and 30 working towards completing their Silver award.

The award is made up of 4 sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability or gender. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive.

So many of the youngsters that have completed the awards have said that they never thought they could do it and gain such a sense of achievement when they realise they are able to.

We are able to sign youngsters up from the end of the Summer term in YR8.

For further information please contact Becky Killick, our DofE coordinator, on bkillick@mgcollege.co.uk