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The Duke Of Edinburgh Award

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All aspects of the awars encourage teamwork, communication and leadership through a range of exciting and challenging activities, skills and volunteering tasks.

You can become involved in The Duke of Edinburgh Award in a number of ways

  • Saturday extra curricular trips with Adventure club.
  • As a Curriculum option in Senior 1, 2 and 3.
  • During the CAS in the International Baccalaureate.
  • Voluntary work outside normal school hours.
  • Attend the school OAA residential.

 

 

CANOEINGA group of students getting into a canoe

This activity takes place at Yeadon Tarn, Pugneys and at Aldwark. Pupils experience both open canoes and kayaks. They are taught the skills of both disciplines and are encouraged to work as a team and communicate with others in the group. Pupils will also get the chance to lead part of the activity.

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CAVING

Pupils experience the cave environment in caves in the Yorkshire dales and are taught about formation and conservation. They are encouraged to work as a team and communicate with others in the group. Pupils will also get the chance to lead part of the activity.

 

 

CLIMBING

This activity takes place at Harrogate and Leeds Walls and pupils follow the NICAS scheme of certification. They are taught the skills of belaying and climbing and are encouraged to work as a team, communicate and trust others in the group. Pupils will also get the chance to lead part of the activity.

WALKING AND CAMPING

A group of students putting up tentsThese activities take place between April and October at various suitable locations and give pupils to practice their navigational skills and campcraft skills in preparation for expedition. They may be supervised or remotely supervised.

EXPEDITION

This activity gives the pupils to experience a 2 or 3 day expedition in an area new to them and use all of their newly acquired team, communication, camp craft and navigational skills. They are expected to   complete it unaided and be self sufficient.

 

Further Study

Once you have completed the Bronze award why not challenge yourself and start silver and move onto gold.

 

Useful Links

The BMC

British Canoe Union

British Caving Association

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

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