Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at RWBA

September 2014 Update

Congratulations to all or students who passed their Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions last academic year. Particularly to the 20 Year 12 students who successfully completed their Gold expedition in the Black Mountains of Wales in July. Well done to all students, who will be awarded with their certificates at our annual D of E award ceremony next academic year.

The D of E Award scheme here at RWBA is co-ordinated by Miss Emma Stevens who oversees the running of the award. Year 10 are enrolled on the Bronze award, Year 11’s doing their Silver and Year 12 completing their Gold award. Once students are in Year 10 it will advertised and they will have the opportunity to apply to be enrolled on the scheme which is always popular. Students are able to fit their volunteering, physical and skill activities around their school and home life. The local community has benefitted significantly from the volunteer work our students have carried out. The D of E Award is internationally recognized, and is of great benefit for students’ confidence, well-being and skills.

Gold Award

2013 was the first year we have had our first students complete their Gold Awards. Last year 20 Year 12 students enrolled on the Gold scheme and are in the process of finishing their award. We currently have 26 Year 12 students who have just embarked on their Gold award. We use The Adventure Academy as our Approved Activity Provider to train and assess our Gold students.

Silver Award

Last year over 20 students completed their Silver Award. We will be launching the Silver award in the next month to Year 11 students. They will be trained this year by Miss Emma Stevens and Mr Theo Church, who will be completing their qualifying expedition at the end of April in the New Forest.

Bronze Award

Last year over 50 students completed their Bronze award. We will be launching the Bronze award in the next month to Year 10 students. They will be trained this year by Mr Jack Mann, Mr Daniel Hill and Miss Katherine Anderson. They will be completing their qualifying expedition in June in the Marlborough Downs.

Any queries regarding the D of E award, please email Miss Emma Stevens (D of E Co-ordintor) at estevens@rwba.org.uk