Duke of Edinburgh
We are proud to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award to AGS students (and also staff).
Anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold.
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 interests.
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 doing shared activity.
Students can start on Bronze when they are 14 years old and Gold when they are 16 years old.
Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Young people will achieve a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award if they show persistence, commitment and personal development over a period of time. Every activity must be successfully completed and assessed. The result is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, recognised by employers and universities alike. Completing a DofE programme develops young people for life and work. It develops resilience, confidence and a ‘can do’ attitude as well as the social and communication skills that businesses are calling out for.
The Leaders and Assessors offer their time and skills for free but it is necessary to pay an enrolment fee to join the award.
Later on campsite and travel cost must to collected but please see your leader if this poses a difficulty as the Award is accessible to all.
The expedition season is between Easter and October. The expedition dates are included in the School calendar on the web site.