Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Prince Edward talking to DofE girls

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

29th August to 2nd September 2017 TBC Gold expedition Enrolment Lower sixth £140 Mr Pownall P
16th to 18th September 2017 White Peak, Peak District Silver practice expedition Enrolment Fifth year £0 Miss Turner P
23rd to 24th September 2017 White Peak, Peak District Bronze practice expedition Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
30th September to 1st October 2017 White Peak, Peak District Bronze practice expedition Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
 7th to 9th October 2017 White Peak, Peak District Silver practice expedition Enrolment  Fifth year £0 Miss Turner
26th November 2017 (day trip) Bleaklow, Peak District Gold expedition training Enrolment Lower sixth £0 Mr Pownall and Miss Turner P
9th to 11th March 2018 Yorkshire Dales, Pennines Gold expedition training Enrolment Lower sixth £90 Miss Turner P
17th March 2018 (day trip) Tegg’s Nose, Peak District Bronze expedition training Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
18th March 2018 (day trip) Tegg’s Nose, Peak District Bronze expedition training Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
25th March 2018 (day trip) Kinder Scout, Peak District Silver expedition training Enrolment Fifth year £0 Miss Turner P
6th to 8th April 2018 White Peak, Peak District Silver qualifying expedition Enrolment Fifth year £0 Miss Turner P
13th to 15th April 2018 Dark Peak, Peak District Gold practice expedition Enrolment Lower sixth £0 Miss Turner P
21st to 22nd April 2018 White Peak, Peak District Bronze qualifying expedition Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
28th to 29th April 2018 White Peak, Peak District Bronze qualifying expedition Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
5th to 6th May 2018 White Peak, Peak District Bronze qualifying expedition Enrolment Fourth year £0 Miss Turner P
9th June 2018 (day trip) Lyme Park, Cheshire Bronze expedition training Enrolment Third year £0 Miss Turner P
10th June 2018 (day trip) Lyme Park, Cheshire Bronze expedition training Enrolment Third year £0 Miss Turner P
23rd to 24th June 2018 White Peak, Peak District Bronze practice expedition Enrolment Third year £0 Miss Turner P
7th to 11th July 2018 TBC Gold qualifying expedition Enrolment Lower sixth £130 Miss Turner P