Duke of Edinburgh

Everton Free School delivers the Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) Award to any student who wishes to get involved and work towards their bronze award.

Duke of Edinburgh

Over 9 months, students take part in various activities which contribute towards them achieving the award; these include 30 hours of a skill, 30 hours volunteering and 60 hours physical activities. The final task is an expedition during which the students must navigate a 14 mile walk over two days. The students must carry all of their sleeping equipment including tent, sleeping mat, sleeping back, stove, food, toiletries and water.

The first part of the expedition is a practice where the students are given a small amount of assistance with regard to navigation and tent setup. The effort, resilience and commitment from the students was absolutely fantastic and they were a credit to themselves and the school.

For Duke of Edinburgh we currently have a cohort of students studying towards their bronze award. To meet the requirements of the qualification they have been learning new skills such as water sports at Liverpool Docks and volunteering their time working at a local community centre. This term, volunteering will continue where our students visit the elderly within the community centre and take part in their social afternoon playing board games and chatting with everyone. The participants have enjoyed the visits from our students and they look forward to their return each week to see how they are progressing.  Students are on track to complete this award by the end of the year.

 

You can view our DoE gallery here