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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh programme opens up valuable opportunities for pupils to enjoy new experiences and challenges, develop new life skills, forge strong friendships and have fun, and is open to all pupils in S. Anselm’s College. The principles, demands and rewards of the scheme – physical endeavour, skill-building, helping others, teamwork and personal challenge – complement the ethos of the College and support our aim to develop character in our pupils.

Participants have until they are 25 years old to complete the five elements of the award, and it is possible to complete both the Bronze and Silver Awards within S. Anselm’s College.

Expedition planning, training and assessment takes place in Kinder (Year 9) and Derwent (Year 10) within the College, which is a fully accredited Duke of Edinburgh centre. Training usually takes place on Saturdays.  Pupils are responsible for organising and planning all aspects of the award, with support and advice from our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator, Mr R Backhouse.

The award requires commitment from pupils to complete several different sections: volunteering in the community, physical recreation, personal skill and expeditions.