Duke of Edinburgh

You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

The college offers students the opportunity to work towards their silver or gold award.

Volunteering section

Volunteering gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and use your skills and experience to help your local community. You can use this opportunity to become involved in a project or with an organisation that you care about.

Physical section

Doing physical activity is fun and improves your health and physical fitness.  There’s an activity to suit everyone so choose something you are really interested in.

Expedition section

Going on an expedition gives you the chance to have an adventure, work as a team, and act on  your own initiative. The expedition can be as far away or as close to home as you want it to be, and there are hundreds of ways you can go about it.

Skills section

Developing a skill helps you get better at something you are really interested in and gives you the confidence and ability to use this skill both now and later in life

Residential section

Going on a residential gives you the chance to learn how to work with people from different backgrounds and build confidence living in new environments. There are loads of exciting possibilities and opportunities, so choose something which you will find really fulfilling.

For further information please see – geoff.woodward@winstanley.ac.uk