Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a personal programme of activities for young people aged 14 – 24. The programme involves four sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition (and for Gold, a Residential) which when completed lead to three levels of qualification, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Whilst certainly an asset to CVs, Sixth Form and University applications, the Award is a challenging programme which requires a high level of self-motivation and enthusiasm in order to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for students.
Pupils can find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing new skills, picking up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. At St Christopher’s we offer Bronze level to Year 10 pupils, Silver in Year 11 and Gold in the Lower Sixth.

Our programme is regularly over-subscribed, with the decision as to whether or not pupils are allocated a place based primarily on a letter of application, which is considered within the context

of their level of academic ability. Pupils who have completed their Bronze or Silver Award are given priority when applying for the next level.
The cost of participating in the Award is £90 for Bronze, £100 for Silver and £150 for Gold, which can be paid in installments.

Expedition Dates 2019
Bronze (Year 10)
Sunday 24th March Campcraft training day in school
Sunday 31st March Day walk from Barley
(Half the groups will walk in the morning and half in the
afternoon)
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th May Practice Expedition
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May Qualifying Expedition
(Half the groups will walk Friday/Saturday and half
Saturday/Sunday)

Silver (Year 11)
Sunday 10th March Day walk from Rising Bridge
Friday 26th (17:00) to Sunday 28th April Practice Expedition
Saturday 29th June – Monday 1st July Qualifying Expedition

Gold (Sixth Form)
Sunday 3rd March Day walk from The Wellsprings
Thursday 13th (3:15pm) to Monday 17th June Practice Expedition
Friday 13th (2:15pm) – Tuesday 17th September Qualifying Expedition

If you have specific questions or would like further information on any element of the Duke of Edinburgh programme at St Christopher’s, please contact:
Mr T Smith
Miss D Sutton
Mr M Unsworth