Duke of Edinburgh Award
At Poole High we give students the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at all levels. We currently have eight teams at Bronze level, two teams at Silver level and two teams undertaking the Gold level of the award.
The award is run by members of the school staff, this allows us be available for support with all sections of the award.
Why participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award? From the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. Every section gives a different experience; an opportunity to discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and have a huge amount of fun. Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. You’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
Students are required to participate in four sections (five at gold level) over varying time scales to complete the award. We organise practise expeditions and training evenings to prepare participants for their qualifying expedition during the summer term. Other components of the award include skill, volunteering and physical sections (additionally a residential section is required for Gold). Staff support students in planning these sections and monitor their progress. Students have been involved in many activities for their sections ranging from sign language to football refereeing, rowing and first aid.
Students undertake the Bronze award in year 10, the Silver award in year 11 and the Gold award in year 12. Training and expeditions are organised to have as little impact as possible on exams.
For the 2019/2020 season this will be changing so that the students will undertake the bronze award in year 9, the Silver award in year 10 and the Gold award in year 12 again the training and expeditions will be organised to have little impact as possible on exams.
For more information please contact:
- Mrs Hanna Laidler (Bronze award leader)
- Mr Steven Power (Silver award leader)
- Mr Mark Sheldon (Gold award leader)