Duke of Edinburgh Award What is it?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
Pupils can enrole onto the award up to 3 months before their 14th birthday but they must be 14 by the time they do the practice expedition. This is due to insurance reasons and is imposed on us by the Duke of Edinburg’s Award body. Anyone that is too young to do this with us will be able to access the award either through open centres or with another organisation such as youth groups or scouts.
This is how you start:
- Check that you will be old enough when we go on the first training expedition. You have to be 14 to register on the award. If you wish to do the award with us this summer you have to be 14 by the 7th of June as this is when the training expedition is being held. If you have a late birthday you can do the expedition next summer.
- Print off the registration form from the school website under the link to clubs and dofe and registration form.
- Complete the form and get your parents to write you a cheque for £16. Cheques payable to PCC Powys County Council (PCC).
- Return the registration form with the cheque in an envelope to Mrs Gilbert, Mr Neill, Mr Evans or Mrs Brunskill
- Check the training schedule for this summer and make sure you are available for all the training. The training Schedule is on the school website under the link to clubs and dofe. If you are unable to make any of the training you need to let Mrs Gilbert, Mr Neill, Mrs Brunskill or Mr Evans aware in advance.
- When you receive your welcome pack log on straight away and enter an email address asap. Then just follow the instructions online.