We have a cohort of young people that we are putting through The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze scheme. In order for them to complete the award they must complete a series of sections: volunteering, skill, physical and finally an expedition.
They take part in various activities throughout the year which fall into these categories including gardening, sailing and volunteering. Recently our students have enjoyed volunteering at the Retired Greyhound Trust.
Our team regularly records our students’ engagement via the EDofE platform, which enables us to gather evidence as they go along. The Duke of Edinburgh scheme is an exciting award for our students, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone and on many occasions have their resilience challenged. The DofE promotes teamwork, self-discipline, empathy and independence and we believe that it is something our young people will remember for the rest of their lives.