Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award in an internationally recognised award which aims to provide students with the opportunity to challenge themselves beyond the classroom and become the very best they can be.

Our aim at Frederick Holmes is to provide the students plenty of opportunities to develop not only their academic skills but build their resilience, teamwork, communication skills whilst exploring new environments and taking on new challenges.

Each student completes three sections: physical, volunteering and skill. As part of the volunteering section they will give their time to help others, in the physical section they will aim to show personal improvement in a physical activity or sport. For the skills section they will broaden their understanding and increase their expertise in a chosen skill.

We hope that students will also get the chance to experience an expedition and have the opportunity to stay away from home for two days and one night, completing many amazing activities along the way.

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