The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive and flexible programme of cultural and adventurous activities for all young people. It gives opportunities for personal achievements, adventure, community and social involvement and a widening of interests.
The Award scheme is extremely popular with St Dunstan’s girls and boys and fits in well with the overall ethos of the College. Thanks to a team of dedicated staff volunteers, students have the option of starting on their Bronze Award in Year 9. This is the most popular and comprises four main elements:
- Helping in the community
- Learning a skill
- Participating in a sport
- Planning and completing an expedition
Significant numbers go on to achieve Silver and Gold before they leave the College.