Duke of Edinburgh Award
2021 Covid Update: Year 11 students should now be aiming to complete the Bronze Award this summer. The Bronze expeditions originally scheduled for summer 2020 will now take place on July 3rd-4th (please keep an eye out for Teams messages!). We would normally have Y10 students well underway with the Award by now, and would also be preparing to launch the Award with Y9. Due to the delays caused by Covid, our normal pattern of participation has been heavily disrupted, but we do still intend to offer pupils in every year group an opportunity to access to the Award: more details on this will follow in due course!
For over 60 years now the Duke of Edinburgh Award has been available to young people aged 14 to 25. Students who undertake the award get involved in community service work, learn new skills, take part in physical recreation, and plan and carry out their own expedition. Loreto College currently offers all of its Year 10 students the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. We feel that this is a valuable experience for the pupils in both their personal development and the enhancement of their local community.
Our Bronze Award expedition takes place in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire area. This area not only provides an excellent introduction to navigation skills but is also a pleasure to spend time in. As well as completing the expedition, pupils must devote a minimum of 3 months to the other three sections: Volunteering, Physical, and Skills. Pupils also have to spend an extra three months on one of these sections: it’s their choice which one and, though they can change their mind later, they should really decide which section they want to do for longer at the beginning of the whole process; knowing how long they’re going to spend on it will help them to set appropriate aims for each section.
This video shows what participants got out of taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme.
This video explains what it takes to secure the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
If you want to know more about the Award, click here.
If you are participating in the Award and want to log in, click here.
For video tips on how to make a success of the Award, click here.
For an expedition kit list and advice on kit, click here.