Duke of Edinburgh awards

Hamilton Lodge has been very successful in supporting pupils to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh award at both bronze and silver level. Pupils from years 10 and 11 and students from our F.E. college participate.

The values of the award scheme, of independence, problem solving, community participation and rising to achieve personal and team challenges match ours. Participating in the Duke of Edinburgh award is a fun and valuable personal development programme.

Pupils work both alone and in groups, and they get the chance to learn new skills and experience new situations.

The award in divided into 4 sections:

  • Skills
  • Physical challenge
  • Volunteering
  • Expedition

The expedition part of the award takes the the students out to the South Downs, where pupils have to work as team and make their decisions independently of adult supervision.

Useful resources for parents/carers and students:

You can find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme on their website – Duke of Edinburgh Website 

Our kit list for Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is here –  visual kit list.

Upcoming dates:

Bronze Award Presentations – Friday April 29th 2016 at 9.00am (open to parents and all community participants who have helped our students achieve their award)

Practice Expedition – 22nd/23rd June 2016

Real Expedition – 29th/ 30th June 2016


Our 2015 expedition gallery:

Our 2015 Duke of Edinburgh scheme gallery:

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