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Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme - Centre Manager: Mark Packham

Enriching Lives

It is a proven fact that students who get involved in extra-curricular activities tend to get better outcomes. We recognise the significant impact that learning beyond the classroom has on students’ social and academic development.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a personal and progressive development programme for 14-25 year olds. The Award requires young people to engage and progress in 4 distinct areas:

  • Volunteering - Inspiring young people to make a difference within their communities in an area they are passionate about
  • Physical - Encouraging young people to achieve greater physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle through participation and improvement in a physical activity of their choice
  • Skill - Engendering confidence in young people to fully engage in a personal interest that develops practical and useful skills
  • Expedition - Helping develop resilience, initiative and a spirit of adventure and discovery in young people as they plan, train and undertake an adventurous expedition as part of a team