The Duke of Edinburgh Award at Iveshead School

This is a demanding, but highly rewarding programme, where students develop and gain a range of valuable skills, such that achievement of the award is highly respected by both employers and higher education institutions.

The Duke of Edinburgh programme consists of the following elements:

  • Physical – participation in individual or team sports
  • Volunteering – working with and offering valuable support in the community
  • Expedition – completion of a self-navigated, two day cross-country expedition

While the completion of all four sections is required to achieve the award, the Duke of Edinburgh award is extremely flexible in how these sections can be fulfilled. This means that participants can truly tailor their experience towards their interests, and can often incorporate their existing hobbies into the award.

Participants are supported throughout the programme by a team of highly experienced staff, who are able to provide support in completion of the sections, and teach participants the skills needed to complete their expedition successfully. Sessions operate on a weekly basis and whilst the primary focus of these sessions is on expedition skills, participants also receive regular mentoring to help guide them through the process.

If you have further questions about the Duke of Edinburgh award you can speak to Mr Stephenson.