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 45 receiving bronze and 13 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 2016-17:

Bronze 2016-17

30th September – 1st October – Training 1

1st October – 2nd October – Training 2
24th – 25th October - Expedition practice 1
13th – 14th April - Expedition practice 2

9th – 10th May – Avenue practice
6th – 7th May - qualifying 1
20th – 21st May - qualifying 2

18th-19th July – Avenue qualifying

Silver 2016-17

11th March – Training day
31st March – 3rd April – Practice expedition

24th – 26th April – Avenue practice silver

25th – 27th June Avenue qualifying silver
3rd – 6th July – Qualifying expedition

30th June - Year 9 parents evening – Award Launch