All students work on developing their leadership skills through a variety of sporting qualifications within their PE lesson. They are then facilitated in putting these skills into practice by leading peers, younger students and local primary school pupils. The planning, delivery and evaluation of such sessions will take place over a six month period.
Students complete 3 months of volunteering either in their school or local community. They can volunteer in a variety of activities as long as they are having a positive impact on their chosen community.
Students attend a one hour physical session each week for 3 months. Lots of students access the range of school sports clubs offered, others choose to complete this exercise programme outside of school with family and/or friends.
Students complete a practice and a final expedition where they navigate themselves and walk for two days, camping overnight, demonstrating their physical ability and leadership skills. Students prepare for these expeditions in PE lessons where they learn navigational skills such as using a compass and map reading, pitching a tent, cooking on a trangia stove and preparing for a range of eventualities. This part of the DofE course really highlights the resilience, empathy, cooperation and support our students show each other.
Qualifications, Sub-skills and Activities
- Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Certificate
- ECB Cricket Young Leaders Award
- The Badminton England Young Leader Award (YLA)
- Junior Umpire Award (JUA) – Table Tennis England
- SLUK Young Leader Award
- St John’s Ambulance Duke of Edinburgh Expedition First Aid
- VInspired Certificate