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. A charge is made to cover the costs of running the Award.
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!
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
|8th-10th September 2023||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Assessment||Overnight||Fourth Year||C|
|8th-10th September 2023||York||Silver Canoe Assessment||Overnight||Fifth Year||C|
|15th-17th September 2023||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Assessment||Overnight||Fourth Year||C|
|15th-17th September 2023||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Silver Walking Assessment||Overnight||Fifth Year||C|
|1st October 2023||Old Glossop||Gold Theory Day||9am-3.30pm||Lower Sixth||C|
|12th November 2023||Stockport Grammar||Gold Navigation Day||9.30am-3.30pm||Lower Sixth||C|
|10th January 2024||Stockport Grammar||Silver Training Day||9am-3.30pm||Fourth Year||C|
|19th February 2024||Stockport Grammar||Bronze Training Day||8.45am-3.50pm||Third Year||C|
|1st-3rd March 2024||North Wales||Gold Training Weekend||Overnight||Lower Sixth||C|
|15th March 2024||Kinder Scout||Silver Navigation Day||9am-3.30pm||Fourth Year||C|
|11th-13th April 2024||Peak District||Gold Walking Practice Expedition||Overnight||Lower Sixth||C|
|20th April 2024||Lyme Park||Bronze Half Day Navigation Training||9am-12pm or 12.30pm-3.30pm||Third Year||C|
|21st April 2024||Lyme Park||Bronze Half Day Navigation Training||9am-12pm or 12.30pm-3.30pm||Third Year||C|
|4th-6th May 2024||TBC||Gold Canoe Practice Expedition||Overnight||Lower Sixth||C|
|11th May 2024||Teggs Nose||Bronze Walking Training Day||9am-4pm||Third Year||C|
|12th May 2024||Teggs Nose||Bronze Walking Training Day||9am-4pm||Third Year||C|
|24th-26th May 2024||Peak District||Silver Canoe Practice||Overnight||Fourth Year||C|
|11th/12th/13th June 2024||Lyme Park||Bronze Training Session||3.50pm-6.30pm||TBC||C|
|22nd-24th June 2024||Peak District||Silver Walking Practice||Overnight||Fourth Year||C|
|29th June-3rd July 2024||TBC||Gold Walking Assessment||Overnight||Lower Sixth||C|
|8th-12th July 2024||York||Gold Canoe Assessment||Overnight||Lower Sixth||C|