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Duke of Edinburgh Award

Calderstones School is proud of its strong links with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and provides the opportunity to complete the Bronze Award (Year 10), Silver Award (Year 11) and Gold Award (Year 12).

Every section of the award gives something different and allows pupils to enjoy new experiences, discover hidden talents, challenge themselves and have a great deal of fun along the way. 

Achieving an award equips our pupils with skills, confidence and a view on life that is attractive to employers, colleges and universities. It provides recognition for the effort put in and can also make a big difference to the lives of other people in the community.

In addition to an expedition which can be completed in North Wales, the Lake District or Trossachs National Park in Scotland, the awards all include three other sections

  • Volunteering - The opportunity to make a difference to other people’s lives and a positive contribution to the community.
  • Physical - Achieve a greater physical fitness through participation in a wide range of sports and activities.
  • Skills - This section is all about developing a new practical/social skill or developing an existing one to a higher standard.

The Gold award also includes a section to complete a residential activity over 5 days on a shared activity with young people you have never met before.

More information on the scheme can be found at www.dofe.org.