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!
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|
|1st-4th September 2021||York||Gold Canoeing Assessment||Overnight||2||Upper Sixth||C|
|11th-12th September 2021||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Walking Assessment||Overnight||6||Fourth Year||C|
|18th-19th September 2021||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Walking Assessment||Overnight||6||Fourth Year||C|
|21st September 2021||Main Hall||Bronze Parent Information Evening||6pm||N/A||N/A||C|
|25th-26th September 2021||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Walking Assessment||Overnight||6||Fourth Year||C|
|2nd-4th October 2021||White Peak (Monyash)||Silver Walking Assessment||Overnight||6||Fifth Year||C|
|10th October 2021||Technology Building||Silver Theory Training Day||8.45am-3.30pm||TBC||Fourth Year||C|
|17th October 2021||Bleaklow||Gold Walking Day||8.45am-3.30pm||TBC||Lower Sixth||C|
|19th November 2021||Stockport Grammar School||Theory Training Day||TBC||20||Third Year||C|
|4th-6th March 2022||North Wales||Gold Training Weekend||Overnight||TBC||TBC||C|
|19th-21st March 2022||Teggs Nose||Silver Practice Walking Expedition||Overnight||TBC||Fourth Year||C|
|26th-28th March 2022||Local Canals||Silver Practice Canoe Expedition||Overnight||1||Fourth Year||C|
|2nd April 2022||Lyme Park||Bronze Half Day Navigation Training||9am-12pm or 12.30pm-3.30pm||TBC||Third Year||C|
|3rd April 2022||Lyme Park||Bronze Half Day Navigation Training||9am-12pm or 12.30pm-3.30pm||TBC||Third Year||C|
|8th-10th April 2022||Peak District||Gold Practice Walking Expedition||Overnight||TBC||Lower Sixth||C|
|30th April-2nd May 2022||Chester Area||Gold Practice Canoe Expedition||Overnight||1||Lower Sixth||C|
|8th May 2022||Kinder||Silver Navigation Training Day||9am-3.30pm||TBC||Fourth Year||C|
|27th-29th May 2022||York||Silver Canoe Assessment||Overnight||1||Fourth Year||C|
|27th-29th May 2022||White Peak (Monyash)||Silver Walking Assessment||Overnight||TBC||Fourth Year||C|
|11th-12th June 2022||Teggs Nose||Bronze Practice Weekend||Days only||TBC||Third Year||C|
|25th-26th June 2022||Teggs Nose||Bronze Practice Weekend||Days only||TBC||Third Year||C|
|28th June 2022||Dining Room||Presentation Evening||6.30pm-9.30pm||N/A||N/A||C|
|July 2022 TBC||York||Gold Walking Assessment||Overnight||TBC||Lower Sixth||C|
|July 2022 TBC||TBC||Gold Canoeing Assessment||Overnight||TBC||Lower Sixth||C|
|11th-12th September 2022||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Back-up Bronze Assessment||Overnight||TBC||Fourth Year||C|
|17th-18th September 2022||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Assessment||Overnight||TBC||Fourth Year||C|
|24th-25th September 2022||White Peak (Bakewell Area)||Bronze Assessment||Overnight||TBC||Fourth Year||C|