At The Dixie Grammar School the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is offered to all students in Year 10 at Bronze level. All students who successfully complete the Bronze award are given the option to progress on to the Silver award in Year 11 and Gold in the Sixth Form. The Award is undertaken on a voluntary basis both by students and the members of staff who lead and supervise.
Students must complete four sections to gain the award; plan and undertake an expedition, learn a new skill, participate in a physical activity and volunteer to help within the local community.
The expedition section for each award is organised by the School and students take part in training and expeditions around Market Bosworth and in the Charnwood area (Bronze) and in the White Peak area of Derbyshire (Silver).
Students are responsible for arranging and completing the Skill, Physical Recreation and Volunteering sections in their own time and activities chosen vary widely depending on the individual’s aptitudes.
For further information about the Award Scheme please contact Mr L Burns, Teacher of PE or visit www.dofe.org