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Greenshaw High School

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is to help young people to plan and undertake their own programmes of activity, to develop mentally, physically and emotionally.

At Greenshaw High School, we offer students from Year 11 upwards the opportunity to achieve the Bronze Award and in the sixth form students are offered the opportunity to achieve their Silver Award. Students must complete four areas of participation; expedition, skill, physical recreation and service.

The expedition involves planning, preparing for and undertaking a two-day hike in a group of between four and seven people. Expedition training runs regularly throughout the year covering important things such as map reading, camp craft and first aid.

Service to the community is an important part of the award package as students spend free time on service projects either around the school or in their own communities.

Through the award, we work to bring the best out of young people so that they become more motivated, disciplined and balanced; qualities that employers, colleges and universities truly value.

Details about the awards are available from Miss Fingleton (in the Maths Department).

The application form can be downloaded from the Duke of Edinburgh area on Frog.