We would like to congratulate Isabel Chaplin (ex-HHS student) who has been chosen to represent Hadleigh High School for the Duke of Edinburgh Award next week at Newmarket Race Course (Thursday 10th May) where she will be presenting to HRH the Earl of Wessex and his guests about her Duke of Edinburgh journey from Bronze to Gold Award.  We wish her all the best and to enjoy the day.


Duke of Edinburgh at Hadleigh High School

 The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been running at Hadleigh for a number of years now. Students can start at Bronze level in Year 10 where they undertake a series of activities through the year. Each student is responsible for organising and completing their Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections. Training for the fourth section of expeditions is carried out after school and over one weekend. Following this there are two expeditions in the Suffolk area where students are self-sufficient for two days and one night. On the completion of the Bronze Award students are able to continue to Silver level in year 11. Expeditions are more demanding at this level and this year we are visiting the Peak District National Park to complete their Expedition phase.

Success & completion rates

The scheme has been very successful at Hadleigh High school and since 2012 we have seen the number of pupils taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award increase dramatically. To date, we now have over 125 pupils who have received their bronze Duke of Edinburgh certificates and 34 who have received Silver. This year alone we will have over 35 receiving bronze and 14 receiving Silver.

For more information about the award please contact Mrs Wing at school hwing@hadleighhigh.net or www.dofe.org or www.suffolkdofe.co.uk

Upcoming dates 2017-2018:

Bronze 2017-2018
22nd September – 23rd September – Training
23rd – 24th October - Expedition practice 1
2nd – 3rd April - Expedition practice 2
28th – 29th April - qualifying 1
12th – 13th May - qualifying 2

Silver 2017-2018

10th March – Training day
11th – 13th April – Practice expedition
9th – 11th July – Qualifying expedition

5th July 2018  - Year 9 parents evening – Award Launch