September 2014 saw the start of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Manor Green College. 14 students initially began the award which saw 12 of them successfully complete their expedition in the summer of 2015. At the time of writing those 12 will all have completed their bronze award by Easter 2016. A fantastic achievement for all of them.
A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities for the qualities young people have who have achieved a DofE Award develop.
Bronze Award (14+ years old)
Three parts of the programme, Volunteering, Physical and Skills, each require a minimum of three months to complete, whilst the Expedition involves planning, training for and undertaking a two-day (one night) expedition.
Participants must also decide whether to spend a further three months on the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section. The decision is entirely theirs. It must be made at the start but can be reviewed later.
We run clubs at school and may be able to help put you in touch with other groups that will help your child achieve some aspects of the award, in the skills, physical and volunteering sections.