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Duke of Edinburgh Award

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At Homewood we run the bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from Year 9 – Year 13.

What is the award?

  • A challenge
  • Personal development
  • For everyone
  • Demonstrates commitment
  • Recognition – accreditation
  • ‘a way in’ and
  • Fun

What is involved?

There are four sections to the award for bronze and silver level and five for the gold award.

Participation criteria:

When can they start?

Bronze – 14 years

Silver – 15 years

Gold – 16 years

  Service Physical Recreation Skills Expedition
Bronze 3 months 3 months 3 months Plan, prepare for and undertake a 2 day/1 night venture
An additional 3 months must be undertaken in any one of these three sections  
Silver 6 months One section for 6 months, the other for 3 months Plan, prepare for and undertake a 3 day/2 night venture
A direct entrant must undertake a further 6 months in either the service of the longer of the skills or physical recreation section  
  Service Physical Recreation Skills Expedition Residential
Gold 12 months One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months Plan, prepare for and undertake a 4 day/3 night venture Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights
Direct entrant must undertake a further 6 months in either the service or the longer of the skills or physical recreation section

Key points:

  • The time requirements are expressed in months, based on an average of at least one hour per week
  • Participants are able to choose which is their longest section – fair to all

All sections are completed by participants independently. They are encouraged to use the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website to research ideas. Meetings are held after school once a week to monitor progress.

The Expedition section involves both training days/weekends and one expedition weekend. All planning, route preparation and training happens at a weekly meeting from Easter until October.