Duke of Edinburgh
At Marlborough School we provide the opportunity for Year 10 students to participate in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally recognised award scheme for young people, with higher education establishments regarding it extremely highly when accompanying an application to university. To gain the award you must complete four sections over different time frames:
- volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community (minimum of 3 months)
- physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities (minimum of 3 months)
- skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests (minimum of 3 months)
- expedition: planning, training for and completion of a two day expedition (2 days and 1 night practice/assessed expedition)
The award has many benefits for young people taking part. It will help them to develop:
- a sense of identity
- independence of thought and action
- respect and understanding of people from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life
- a sense of responsibility
In addition to the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award offered during electives for Year 10, we also provide the opportunity within Sixth Form for our Year 12 & 13 students to participate in the silver award; regardless of whether they have done the bronze award before.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award’s mission is “to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements”. The Elective programme now offers you a fantastic opportunity to gain your Bronze Award. The Elective runs in the autumn term (Sept–Dec) to allow you to prepare for the expeditions. You will be required to arrange and carry out activities for the Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections outside of school while your progress is tracked in school.
For more information please go to - www.dofe.org