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Gaining the Award

To successfully achieve their Bronze Award, students need to complete the 4 sections over the agreed timeframe.

In regards to the Voluntary, Physical and Skills sections, students select an appropriate activity that they will complete on a weekly basis. The Duke of Edinburgh participant will then log evidence for these sections on their eDofE account. The evidence of participation will then be checked and approved by a D of E assessor from the Academy.

  • Volunteering- pupils offer service to individuals or the community. This can range from teaching primary pupils to read, visiting the elderly, clearing footpaths to recycling within the School.
  • Skill - this essentially means a hobby. It encourages discovery and development of practical and social skills and personal interests.
  • Physical Recreation - Encourages participation/improvement in physical activity.
  • Expedition - this encourages a spirit of adventure and discovery. At all levels of the award, appropriate training is given and practice expeditions take place.

To ensure that students are correctly prepared for the 2 day assessed expedition, students have to attend regular training at the Academy (see useful information section for the timetable) and a practice expedition.