Duke of Edinburgh Award
Allerton Grange School have proudly offered the opportunity for students to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh award for the last 10 years. The Award is in demand year after year as the skills and experience it provides is invaluable. Students enrol for Bronze Level from the age of 14 and are normally invited to join the scheme in year 10 (although if requested we will consider year 9 students). At present we have pupils from years 9 to 12 on the scheme working at Bronze and Silver levels.
Reasons to get involved.
Recent surveys suggest that increasingly employers are not just looking for good qualifications but evidence of the following personal qualities: leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration and the ability to learn. Of all the activities carried out by schools, the D of E Award came out top in the ability to demonstrate and develop these qualities. So doing the Duke of Edinburgh award is:
- Excellent evidence for CVs, job and university applications.
- It's great fun, very rewarding and a fantastic way of gaining confidence and skills in new areas.
What is Involved?
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is based on 4 sections:
- Service: volunteering, fundraising for charity of your choice, peer mentoring.
- Skill: build up a skill in an area of your choice, e.g. photography, astronomy, crafts, music.
- Physical Recreation: show dedication and progression within a sport, e.g. swimming, football, dancing.
- Expedition: work in a team to plan and go on an expedition for 2 days and 1 night (at Bronze level)