Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes take between one and four years to complete, and they must be completed by the participant’s twenty-fifth birthday. There are around 300,000 participants annually. The programmes are at three progressive levels which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interest.
  • Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
  • At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves staying and working away from home for five days, taking part in a shared activity

To achieve an award, the participant must work on each section for a minimum period of time and must be monitored and assessed by someone with knowledge of the chosen activities. Each progressive level demands more time and commitment from participants: Bronze 3–6 months; Silver: 6–9 months; Gold: 12–18 months. Participants are required to show regular activity and commitment to the award for the duration of their DofE programme, i.e. a minimum of one hour per week.

Wisbech Grammar School
Open Events at WGS

Super Science Morning for children in Year 5, Saturday 30 November 2019, 0900-1230

Early Years Open Morning for Kindergarten and Reception class- Saturday 30 November 1000 – 1130

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