At Wade Deacon, we firmly believe in the importance of holistic education and the development of well-rounded individuals. The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze and Silver Award provides an outstanding platform for young individuals to acquire valuable life skills, enhance their confidence, and broaden their horizons. These awards challenge participants through a series of adventurous activities, community service initiatives, physical fitness pursuits, and personal skill development. By taking part in these challenging programs, participants learn vital qualities such as leadership, resilience, teamwork, and initiative. Furthermore, the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme encourages self-reflection and offers opportunities for personal growth and self-improvement. It allows young individuals to step out of their comfort zones and discover hidden talents while also fostering a greater appreciation for nature and the environment. Overall, offering the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards aligns perfectly with our mission to equip students with comprehensive skill sets that will contribute to their future success both personally and professionally.
In year 10 students can apply to take part in the Bronze Award which consists of 4 sections; Volunteering, Skill, Physical and Expedition. Students must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each section.
Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.
All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section.
In year 11 students can move onto the Silver Award. This starts once their Bronze Award has finished and is completed in the summer with the expedition section after the GCSE exam season. Students need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to the individual student which one they do for longer.
One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition.
Direct entry students must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.
16th December 2023 – Final opportunity to submit the start of each section. Please make sure that you have started Physical, Skill and Volunteering sections. After this date communication will be sent via synergy to those students who have been invited onto the expeditions.
23rd-24th March 2024 – Bronze Practice Expedition
27th– 28th April 2024 – Bronze Assessment Expedition
*After school training dates will appear here soon.
Silver Key Dates
1st December 2023 - eDofE Induction, will take place in room 94. This session is open to all students who have signed up to the Silver Award.
*More key dates will appear here soon.
Click below to see our Bronze & Silver award winners in action