“Gold D of E gave me the opportunity to take part in something I wouldn’t otherwise have done. It challenged us as a team but we pulled together to create an experience we will never forget. I highly recommend it to everyone.”
From Year 10 onwards, girls are eligible to join the Bronze level of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme; many progress to Silver and eventually achieve their Gold Award before they leave the School.
To provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach.
In taking part, participants develop:
|Self-belief||Self-confidence||A sense of identity|
|Independence – of thought and action||A sense of responsibility||An awareness of their potential|
|New talents and abilities||An understanding of strengths and weaknesses||The ability to plan and use time effectively|
|The ability to learn from and give to others in the community||New relationships||Skills including problem solving, presentation and communication|
|The ability to lead and work as part of a team|
There are four sections for the Bronze and Silver Awards and five for the Gold Award:
Minimum Ages: Bronze – age 14, Silver – age 15, Gold – age 16.