Duke of Edinburgh
Enrolment for 2020/21 has now closed.
We are delighted to offer your child the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Award is run in school and in collaboration with and Activ Adventures.
The Award can be completed at three levels:
- Bronze from 13 Years and 6 Months
- Silver from 14 Years and 6 Months
- Gold from age 16 Years
The Award can be achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:
- Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
- Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
- Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
- Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.
At Gold level, you must do an additional Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.
Please find below a presentation, from the leader of the Duke Of Edinburgh Program here at Wallington High School for Girls, explaining more about the program at our school alongside the presentations from our expedition partners. Please note that there is a charge attached for a student to join this award scheme; more details are provided in the invite letters below.
You can also find some very useful information on the following websites
Enrolling for an award
If you are interested in enrolling for an award for the 20/21 year, you will need to complete a 2 phase enrolment by the 2nd November 2020, the first day back after half term.
Students are asked to complete the enrolment form below and return to the purple box near reception or to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also be asked to make the administration, enrolment fee payment via our online payment system, Parent pay by the same deadline. The larger fee for the expedition is payable to Activ Adventures later, after your enrolment has been completed with the Duke of Edinburgh Program.
Help towards the costs of the program
Students that are in receipt of pupil premium and/or free school meals can apply for help towards reducing the cost of the enrolment fee and Expedition costs via the 16-19 Bursary Application form. Any support will be decided by a school committee based upon set criteria and any award is normally a contribution to the costs, rather than full funding.
If you apply for this assistance, please continue to submit the completed Duke of Edinburgh enrolment form to the school by the deadline of the 2nd Nov whilst any decision if being made.
If you have any queries regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please email:-
Please see below all the relevant forms you will need to progress through the award.
Important dates and events 20/21
Participant forms (link to the forms on the DOE Website direct)