Just about to launch the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award with Year 9 after Easter. Have to say that interest in the scheme has really taken off this year, with around 50 particpants involved. I’m using the scheme as the foundation of a wider Outdoor Learning provision. I intend to use Year 10 students who have completed their Bronze Award as Outdoor Leaders next year. This will extend the leadership opportunities available to pupils.
The video above is a short promotional movie for promoting the Award and in particular the Expedition Section. I’ve used it for parents information evenings. I did plan to upload it into 4Shared, but the file size is too big!
So far this year particpants of the Award have taken part in a Fire Safety course run by Fire Fighters at Portchester Fire Station and taken part in the Linvoy Primus Enterprise Challenge.