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D of E Award

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award (Year 12 and 13)

All students at the school have the option to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Award.

The award is challenging but exceptionally rewarding. If achieved, it is highly valued by employers and universities alike due to the nature of commitment it has entailed.

The award costs £30.00 for registration. The expedition and training package (total of 12 days) will cost in the region of £750-£800). The fee offers good value for money as it covers two days training, one training and practice expedition in the beautiful Brecon Beacons (5 days) and one qualifying expedition in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales (5 days). All training and supervision is delivered by an ‘approved activity provider’, Scott Smith of Adtrex. Hiring of tents, stoves and navigation equipment is included in the price. During the expeditions students carry all their kit, including tent, cooker, food and clothes. The school also has some expedition rucksacks that we can lend out to students.

Participants are required to complete sections in skills, volunteering, physical, as well as residential which involves a stay away from home.

If you complete the Award, you will make a trip to a Royal Palace to receive your Award from a member of the Royal family. You must complete it by the age of 25.

For further information, please contact Mrs Stavri by email: