Duke of Edinburgh Awards
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award giving millions of 14 to 24 year olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.
At William Howard School we offer participation in the Awards to all students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. Students need to be 14+ to start the award at Bronze, 15+ for Silver and 16+ for Gold. We currently have 140 pupils and ex-pupils working towards their awards.
In order to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Award four sections have to be completed: Physical, Skills, Volunteering and Expedition. For the Gold Award there is a residential section too. Training for the expedition section is run by qualified and experienced members of staff with help from volunteers from outside the school community. Expeditions take place during the Spring and Summer terms. Participants arrange to complete the other sections of the award themselves, following their interest areas or discovering new ones.
More information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award can be found by following the link to their website. http://www.dofe.org/
Parents can view information about events, training and expeditions on our VLE here: http://vle.williamhoward.cumbria.sch.uk/duke-of-edinburgh-award