Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an international scheme encouraging independence and self-reliance, which is open to young people aged between 14 and 25. The scheme has three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants need to complete an expedition, provide a service for the community and learn (or improve on) a skill and a physical activity or sport.
At Withington, the Gold award is available to members of the Sixth Form. This involves at least two training walks and a practice expedition during the year, followed by a 4-day expedition and a residential project. While most girls have completed the Bronze award in Upper Fourth (Year 9) and the Silver award in Fifth Form (Years 10 & 11), it is possible for members of the Sixth Form to enter the Award Scheme at Gold level.
choose to complete 200 hours of voluntary work over 12 months to
qualify as a Millennium Volunteer. Most of the girls enjoy the teamwork
throughout the year and the physical and mental challenges of the
|Link to Mr Snowden’s D of E Information website (opens in new window)|
|General Enrolment Documents|
|Click here to download an enrolment form for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award|
|Click here to download the form to be returned with your completed Gold record book|
|Day walk Equipment list.pdf|
|Expedition Equipment list.pdf|
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