duke of edinburgh
The school runs a very successful Duke of Edinburgh programme for girls in Years 10 to 13.
Girls in Year 10 are offered the opportunity to enrol for the Bronze level of the Award in September. They embark on the three sections, Skill, Physical Recreation and Service soon after signing up. The fourth section, the Expedition, takes place in the spring term for Training and in the summer term for the Practice and the Assessment. The New Forest is a very popular venue.
As soon as the girls complete all four sections and qualify for Bronze they can enrol for the Silver level. This usually happens in Year 12. The Expedition takes place in the Wye Valley in the Forest of Dean and the New Forest. Last summer 13 girls successfully completed the expedition in July.
Having qualified for Silver the girls can then enrol for Gold in Year 13. Some girls opt to join the Open Gold programme offered by our Provider, A to Z Expeditions.
As the girls progress through each level they will experience new challenges in a range of new and exciting venues throughout the programme.