Duke of Edinburgh
Subject to Covid restrictions, we are hoping to run a Duke of Edinburgh programme next academic year. If we are able to go ahead this is likely to be launched either at the end of the summer term or the beginning of the autumn term 2021.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a challenging programme of leisure time activities, designed to encourage young people to learn new skills, help others, and experience adventure in the outdoors.
Since its creation in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the DofE has gone from strength to strength. Guided by the same set of principles and by young people themselves, it’s as relevant today as it was then.
Students at Priestlands school are able to participate in the Bronze and Silver awards during Year 10.
Students must choose activities for the Volunteering, Skill and Physical sections themselves, and be involved in them for lengths of time which vary according to the particular award they are working towards. The weekly commitment for each section is one hour per week and participants are required to keep a record of their participation.