Duke of Edinburgh



The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the UK’s premier programme for youth personal development, and CGS enrols roughly 130 students annually.  The Bronze level of the Award is offered to Year 10 students, while Gold is offered in Year 12, regardless of prior participation in the programme.  Unlike most other activities offered through the school, students are not directly taught or led by staff – they lead themselves!

With guidance from their chosen mentors, students develop their own physical fitness, special skills, and volunteering experience.  At both levels of the Award, students complete a challenging but fun field expedition in small teams, usually near the end of the school year.  Gold Award participants also engage in a short residential experience, where they meet and work with other young people from their community, but outside their usual friendship group.

All expeditions this year will involve overnight camping, and all dates are mandatory to attend for participants.  Expedition dates:

Bronze In-school Training session: TBC Gold In-school Training session: TBC
Bronze Practice Expedition: TBC Gold Practice Expedition: TBC
Bronze Assessed Expedition: TBC Gold Assessed Expedition: TBC

Students who complete all sections of the Award earn a certificate of recognition, and the D of E lapel pin badge. At the Gold Award level, participants receive their certificate at a special ceremony hosted by a Member of the Royal Family, usually at St James’ Palace.

Contact Mr Hayes for more details

Basic information and FAQs from the official D of E programme site.