Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E) is the world’s leading youth achievement award giving millions of 14-24 year olds the opportunity to be the best they can be. Doing the D of E encourages young people to push boundaries, gain new skills and enhance their CV and university applications. There are three levels of the Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Young people create their own programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, going on an expedition and for Gold only, taking part in a residential. By doing the D of E you will be helping people in the community, getting fitter, developing skills and taking part in an expedition with your friends. You choose what you want to do, take part in activities that you enjoy, have fantastic new experiences and find talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

At St John’s we currently offer the Bronze Award, in partnership with Episkopi Youth Centre, to students who are in Year 10. The programme involves fun, practical activities that enable the students to gain the skills required to complete the whole programme. The Expedition is organised through the school whereas the students are required to organise their own activities for the other sections with the support of the PE Department.

For the Expedition Section the students plan, organise and undertake an overnight expedition and walk with a group of friends. In order to prepare for this the students take part in a training weekend, accompanied walks, a practice and qualifying expedition.

Once students have completed the whole programme they will be presented with their Award at our annual presentation ceremony.

It’s a tough challenge. Are you up for it?

For further details please contact the Mrs Ange Dakin – [email protected]