Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh is a widely recognised award for children and young adults from age 14 to 25. In year 10 and 11 our students work towards the Bronze level and can go on to do the Silver and Gold if they wish to, once they leave Newfield.
The Duke of Edinburgh is all about commitment and this is shown through three areas of which two have to be undertaken for 12 weeks each and the third for 24 weeks. The areas are:
Voluntary – this is where the students give something back to the community. It can be the school community, the local community where they live or a wider based one such as fund raising for a charity.
Skill – this is where the students undertake to learn something new or to improve in a task they have already started.
Physical – this is where the students take part in a physical activity.
All three areas have a goal to work towards.
The final part of the award is the Expedition, which involves two days of activity either side of an overnight camp. This has proven so far to be the activity that most students look forward to.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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