Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award aims to provide for young people an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development, which is of the highest quality and the widest reach. Stockport Grammar School is proud to be a Direct Licensed Organisation and as such we can offer the chance to obtain the award to all willing pupils starting at bronze level at the end of their third year. Each participant’s programme is tailor made to reflect the individuals starting point, abilities and interests.

The key principles of the award are that it should be:

  • Non-competitive – a personal challenge, not a competition.
  • Available to all – anyone can do it!
  • Voluntary – it’s up to you what you do, it’s your leisure time.
  • Flexible – your programme is designed by you, for you.
  • Balanced – it will stretch you in all directions.
  • Progressive – you improve at your own pace.
  • Achievement focused – you can’t fail.
  • A marathon, not a sprint – it takes more than a short burst of enthusiasm.
  • Personal development – it’s the taking part that matters; getting an award is the icing on the cake.
  • Enjoyable – it’s about getting out there and having fun!

Forthcoming expeditions

Confirmed (C) – the trip has been launched and we have accepted the pupils
Proposed (P) – we are hoping to run this trip but have not yet launched it or are in the process of doing so. All proposed trips are subject to confirmation of arrangements and viable numbers applying

Date Trip Description Approx. Launch Date Year Groups Approximate Cost Staff in Charge C/P
15th to 17th September 2018 Peak District Silver Practise Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year £100 Miss Turner C
22nd to 23rd September 2018 Peak District Bronze Practice Expedition Enrolment Fourth Year £100 Miss Turner C
29th to 30th Septmeber 2018 Peak District Bronze Practice Expedition Enrolment Fourth Year £100 Miss Turner C
6th to 8th October 2018 Local area Silver Canoeing Practice Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year £125 Miss Turner C
25th November 2018 (day trip) Bleaklow Gold Training Day Enrolment Lower Sixth £0 Miss Turner C
16th March 2019 (day trip) Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Navigation Training Day Enrolment Fourth Year £0 Miss Turner C
17th March 2019 (day trip) Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Navigation Training Day Enrolment Fourth Year £0 Miss Turner C
24th March 2019 (day trip) Kinder Scout, Peak District Silver Navigation Training Day Enrolment Fifth Year £0 Miss Turner C
18th March 2019 (day trip) Tegg’s Nose, Peak District Bronze expedition training Enrolment Fourth Year £0 Miss Turner P
30th March 2019 (day trip) Lyme Park Bronze Navigation Training Day Enrolment Third Year £0 Miss Turner C
31st March 2019 Lyme Park Bronze Navigation Training Day Enrolment Third Year £0 Miss Turner C
6th to 8th April 2019 Peak District Silver Assessment Walking Enrolment Fifth Year £100 Miss Turner C
12th to 14th April 2019 Peak District Gold Training Expedition Enrolment Lower Sixth £100 Miss Turner C
28th to 29th April 2019 Peak District Bronze Assessment Enrolment Fourth Year £100 Miss Turner C
4th to 5th May 2019 Peak District Bronze Assessment Enrolment Fourth Year £100 Miss Turner C
8th to 9th June 2019 Peak District Bronze Expedition Training Enrolment Third Year £100 Miss Turner C
15th to 16th June 2019 Peak District Bronze Expedition Training Enrolment Third Year £100 Miss Turner C
5th to 7th July 2019 TBC Silver Canoeing Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year £125 Miss Turner C