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​Duke of Edinburgh - Joining the Award


The minimum age to start the three awards is 14 years old, so you need to wait until Year 9. At the start of the Summer Term in Year 9 you will be given an assembly which will tell you what you need to do next.

Your Duke of Edinburgh's Award Coordinator is Sam DeBanks-Hirst.

 Year 9
  • You need to be 14 to start the Bronze Award (You can enrol before your 14th birthday)
  • Listen to D of E assembly
  • Attend registration meeting
  • Independently start Skill/Physical Activity/Volunteering


 Year 10
  • When you are 14 you can start the expedition
  • Attend expedition training sessions
  • Complete practise expedition
  • Complete assessed expedition


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