Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh at Stratford School Academy

Stratford School Academy has provided all pupils in Year 9 with the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. The Duke of Edinburgh scheme provides pupils with a recognised award which is highly regarded by colleges and 6th forms as well as future employers. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an experience based award which helps pupils to build on their personal skills and become positively involved within the local community. It is a recognition of a young person’s successful journey and personal development through team working and social interaction. The balanced nature of the award aims to develop the spiritual, social and cultural development of the individual.

Pupils at Stratford School Academy have the opportunity to apply to be involved in the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Programme. Pupils applying for places will need to complete four sections of an application form providing examples of when they have demonstrated commitment through school activities and/or extra-curricular clubs, why they think it is important to develop skills physically and examples of times where they have shown initiative as well as volunteered in their local community. The Bronze DofE programme contains the following sections: volunteering, physical skills and expedition. Pupils must do a minimum of three months activity for each of the volunteering, physical and skills section and plan, train for a two day, one night expedition. It usually takes at least six months to complete the Bronze programme.

Duke of Edinburgh information check list

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support in helping your child complete their Bronze Award. Should you have any questions then please contact the school reception informing them that you wish to discuss the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

More information will be displayed on this page shortly regarding the forthcoming expeditions.