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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 Location Description Time Number of Teams Year Groups C/P
6th October 2020 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.50pm-6.30pm Four Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
7th October 2020 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.50pm-6.30pm Four Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
8th October 2020 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.50pm-6.30pm Four Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
13th October 2020 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.50pm-6.30pm Four Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
14th October 2020 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.50pm-6.30pm Four Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
15th October 2020 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.50pm-6.30pm Four Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
18th-20th October 2020 TBC Gold Training Days Canoeing Overnight – no camping Two Upper Sixth P
21st-23rd October 2020 TBC Gold Training Days Canoeing Overnight – no camping One Upper Sixth P
6th November 2020 In school Bronze Theory Training Day 8.40am-3.50pm Eighteen Fourth Year P
8th November 2020 In school Silver Training Day 9am-4pm Five Fifth Year P
22nd November 2020 Glossop Staff Training Day (Volunteers and Staff) 9am-4pm N/A N/A P
24th November 2020 In school Bronze Route Planning 3.50pm-5pm Four Fourth Year P
25th November 2020 In school Bronze Route Planning 3.50pm-5pm Four Fourth Year P
26th November 2020 In school Bronze Route Planning 3.50pm-5pm Four Fourth Year P
28th November 2020 In school Gold Planning Day (Canoeing and Walking) 9am-3.30pm TBC Sixth Form
29th November 2020 Bleaklow Gold Walking Day 9am-3pm TBC Sixth Form
2nd December 2020 In school Bronze Route Planning 3.50pm-5pm Four Fourth Year P
3rd December 2020 In school Bronze Route Planning 3.50pm-5pm Four Fourth Year P
22nd January 2021 In school Bronze Theory Training Day 8.40am-3.50pm TBC Third Year P
5th-7th March 2021 North Wales Gold Training Weekend Walking Overnight TBC Lower Sixth P
13th March 2021 Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Walking Training Session Overnight Six Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
14th March 2021 Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Walking Training Session Overnight Six Fourth Year (groups choose one date) P
19th-21st March 2021 Dark Peak Silver Walking Practice Expedition Overnight Six Fifth Year P
19th-21st March 2021 Macclesfield Canal Silver Canoeing Practice Expedition Overnight Two Fifth Year P
27-30th March 2021 Peak District Gold Walking Assessment Overnight Four Upper Sixth P
27th-30th March 2021 TBC Gold Canoe Practice/Assessment Overnight Two Upper Sixth P
30th March-2nd April 2021 TBC Gold Canoe Practice/Assessment Overnight One Upper Sixth P
13th April 2021 Combs Reservoir Silver Canoe Training 3.50pm-6.30pm One Fifth Year P
14th April 2021 Combs Reservoir Silver Canoe Training 3.50pm-6.30pm One Fifth Year P
24-25th April 2021 Dark Peak Bronze Walking Assessments Overnight Eight Fourth Year P
1st-2nd May 2021 Dark Peak Bronze Walking Assessments Overnight Eight Fourth Year P
1st-3rd May 2021 TBC Silver Walking Practice Expedition Overnight TBC Fourth Year P
8th May 2021 Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Walking Training Day 9am-4pm TBC Third Year P
9th May 2021 Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Walking Training Day 9am-4pm TBC Third Year P
15th May 2021 Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Walking Training Day 9am-4pm TBC Third Year P
16th May 2021 Teggs Nose Country Park Bronze Walking Training Day 9am-4pm TBC Third Year P
4th-6th June 2021 Peak District Gold Walking Practice Expedition Overnight TBC Lower Sixth P
4th-6th June 2021 Peak District Gold Canoeing Practice Expedition Overnight TBC Lower Sixth P
9th June 2021 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training 3.30pm-6.45pm TBC Third Year (groups choose one date) P
10th June 2021 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training Session 3.30pm-6.45pm TBC Third Year (groups choose one date) P
15th June 2021 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training Session 3.30pm-6.45pm TBC Third Year (groups choose one date) P
16th June 2021 Lyme Park Bronze Walking Training Session 3.30pm-6.45pm TBC Third Year (groups choose one date) P
25th-27th June 2021 Dark Peak Silver Walking Assessment Overnight TBC Fifth Year P
23rd June 2021 In school Presentation Evening TBC N/A All Participating Years P
29th-31st June 2021 York Silver Canoeing Assessment Overnight TBC Fifth Year P
7th-11th July 2021 TBC Gold Walking Assessment Overnight TBC Sixth Form (choose one of three dates depending on if pupils are going on India expedition) P
7th-11th July 2021 TBC Gold Canoeing Assessment Overnight TBC Sixth Form (choose one of three dates depending on if pupils are going on India expedition) P
21st-26th August 2021 TBC Gold Walking Assessment Overnight TBC Sixth Form (choose one of three dates depending on if pupils are going on India expedition) P
21st-26th August 2021 TBC Gold Canoeing Assessment Overnight TBC Sixth Form (choose one of three dates depending on if pupils are going on India expedition) P
1st-5th September 2021 TBC Gold Walking Assessment Overnight TBC Sixth Form (choose one of three dates depending on if pupils are going on India expedition) P
1st-5th September 2021 TBC Gold Canoeing Assessment Overnight TBC Sixth Form (choose one of three dates depending on if pupils are going on India expedition) P