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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
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