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Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Capenhurst
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award aims to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development for young people, which is of the highest quality and the widest range.

Key principles
  • Non-competitive
  • Available to all
  • Voluntary
  • Flexible
  • Balanced
  • Progressive                                            
  • Achievement focused
  • Marathon, not a sprint
  • Personal Development
  • Enjoyable

Four sections for Bronze and Silver Awards.

 Service Section
The aim of this section is to encourage active citizenship and community involvement.
The benefits for the pupils may be:
  • Trust and be trusted
  • Appreciate the needs of others
  • Understand personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Overcome prejudice and fears
  • Accept responsibility
  • Generate positive action in the community
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Make a personal contribution by dedicating free time to the community
Some of the ideas:
  • Animal welfare
  • Award leadership
  • The environment
  • Fire service
  • First aid
  • Fundrasing
  • Helping children
  • Life Saving
  • People with special needs
  • Sports leadership
  • Visiting the elderly or the disabled
Skills Section
The aim of this section is to encourage the development of practical and social skills and personal interests.
The benefits for the pupils may be:
  • Learn vocational skills and enhance employment prospects
  • Develop practical and social skills
  • Come into contact with new people
  • Organise and manage time
  • Discover how to research information
  • Work with others
  • Discover new talents
  • Enjoy sharing an activity with new people
Some of the ideas:
  • Aquarium keeping
  • Cookery
  • Drama and theatre skills
  • IT
  • Money management
  • Young enterprise
  • Motor cars - engineering and maintenance
  • Music - playing an instrument
  • Papercraft
  • Road skills
  • Collections, studies and surveys
Physical Recreation Section
The aim of this section is to encourage participation and improvement in a physical activity.
The benefits for the pupils may be:
  • Enjoy keeping fit
  • Improve fitness by taking part in a physical activity on a regular basis
  • Discover new abilities
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Extend personal goals
  • Set and respond to a challenge
  • Experience a sense of achievement
Some of the ideas:
  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Judo                     
  • Keep fit
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Wall climbing
Expedition Section
The aim of this section is to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.
The benefits for the pupils may be:
  • Plan and execute a task
  • Demonstrate enterprise and imagination
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Respond to a challenge
  • Develop self-reliance
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Recognise the needs and strengths of others
  • Make decisions and accept the consequences
  • Reflect on personal performance
  • Enjoy and appreciate the outdoors
Training topics
  • Campcraft and hygiene
  • Country hygiene
  • Equipment, including preparation of a kit list
  • First aid and emergency procedures
  • Food and cooking, including planning menus
  • Health and safety
  • Navigation, perhaps using orienteering
  • Observation, recording and purpose work
  • Proficiency in the mode of travel
  • Risk awareness
  • Route planning, including route cards
  • Team building
For the Bronze Award the pupil must complete


For the Gold Award the participant must complete one extra section. 
Residential Project Section
The aim of this section is to broaden young people's experiences through involvement with others in a residential setting.
The benefits for the pupils may be:
  • Meet new people
  • Experience an unfamiliar environment
  • Build new relationships and show concern for others
  • Work as part of a team towards shared goals
  • Develop communication skills
  • Show initiative
  • Enjoy living and working with others
Some of the ideas:
  • Conservation or environmental work
  • Service to others
  • Activity based
  • Personal training
For more information please visit the Duke of Edinburgh website by clicking the link below:
Award Leaders
Miss L.Hayes
Mr I.Dean




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