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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 Approx. Launch Date Year Groups Staff in Charge C/P
21st to 23rd September 2019 Macclesfield Canal Silver Canoeing Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner C
27th to 31st September 2019 Barrowdale, Lake District Gold Assessment Walking Enrolment Lower Sixth Miss Turner C
28th to 29th September 2019 Peak District Bronze Practice Expedition Enrolment Fourth Year Miss Turner C
5th to 7th October 2019 Peak District Silver Walking Practice Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner C
10th November 2019 Technology Building Silver Planning Day Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner C
23rd November 2019 Technology Building Gold Planning Day Enrolment Lower Sixth Miss Turner C
24th November 2019 Bleaklow, Glossop Gold Navigation Training Enrolment Lower Sixth Miss Turner C
15th January 2020 Technology Building Bronze Expedition Planning Enrolment Third Year Miss Turner C
6th to 8th March 2020 Yorkshire Dales  Gold Training Weekend Enrolment Lower Sixth Miss Turner C
14th and 15th March 2020 Lyme Park  Bronze Navigation Training Enrolment Fourth Year Miss Turner C
22nd March 2020 Kinder, Peak District Silver Navigation Training Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner C
28th and 29th March 2020 Lyme Park  Bronze Navigation Training Enrolment Third Tear Miss Turner C
4th to 6th April 2020 Peak District (TBC)  Silver Qualifying Walking Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner P
10th to 12th April 2020 Peak District (TBC) Gold Practice Expedition Enrolment Lower Sixth Miss Turner P
2nd to 3rd May 2020 Peak District Bronze Qualifying Expedition Enrolment Fourth Year Miss Turner C
9th to 10th May 2020 Peak District Bronze Qualifying Expedition Enrolment Fourth Year Miss Turner C
16th to 17th May 2020 Peak District Bronze Qualifying Expedition Enrolment Fourth Year Miss Turner C
6th to 7th June 2020 Peak District Bronze Practice Expedition Enrolment Third Year Miss Turner C
20th to 21st June 2020 Peak District Bronze Practice Expedition Enrolment Third Year Miss Turner C
26th to 28th June 2020 Peak District Silver Walking Assessment Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner C
2nd to 4th July 2020 York Silver Canoeing Qualifying Expedition Enrolment Fifth Year Miss Turner C
7th to 11th July 2020 TBC Gold Qualifying Expedition Enrolment Lower Sixth Miss Turner P