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Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognised youth achievement award for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. It is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities which gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities, or develop existing skills.

Great Marlow School offers students the opportunity to participate in the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The award takes pupils outside the comfort zone of the classroom and their social circle, broadens their horizons and gives them a positive approach to overcoming challenges and reaching goals.

Young people choose their own activities and set their own targets – so their level of achievement depends on their own enthusiasm, commitment and self-motivation. This boosts their independence, responsibility and ability to reflect on the impact of their actions. They learn to work well and respectfully with others, become more confident and expand their aspirations. They learn teamwork, grow in confidence and gain a deeper understanding of other people’s views, perspectives and beliefs.

Participating in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at GMS will enable our students to develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more rounded, confident adults- qualities that colleges, universities and employers are attracted to:

  • Self-belief and self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Initiative and a sense of responsibility
  • A real awareness of their strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time effectively
  • Learning from and giving to others in the community
  • Forming new friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and team working skills.

The point of contact for expeditions only, until 5th October 2020, is Mr S. Goodright. Please contact via email at: sgoodright@gms.bucks.sch.uk

For all other aspects of the award please contact, Miss H Murray, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager email – hmurray@gms.bucks.sch.uk

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

BRONZE TRAINING:

  • Bronze Training Expedition: 19th/20th September 2020
  • Bronze Assessed Expedition: 3rd/4th October 2020

BRONZE DofE VIDEOS:

Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award

SILVER TRAINING:

  • Silver Assessed Expedition: 25th-27th September 2020

SILVER DofE VIDEOS:

Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

GOLD TRAINING:

  • Gold Assessed Expedition: 24th-27th September 2020

GOLD DofE VIDEOS:

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