Northgate Academy

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award at bronze and silver currently runs as part of curriculum for year 12 and 13 students.

The Bee Hive started delivering the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award in September 2017 and because of its success we now offer both silver and bronze award.   The Duke of Edinburgh Award is recognised internationally for giving students an opportunity to develop a range of personal skills, to learn how ot work better in teams and is tremendous at helping increase confidence.  Potential employers of our students tell us that having Duke of Edinburgh on their CV is something that is very positive and has benefits to employees and employers. Students who choose to follow the programme will gain the bronze award in year 12 and progress to silver in year 13.

The award consists of four sections; physical, volunteering, skills and expedition.  All of the four sections need to be completed by students to achieve their award.  The students have lessons taught at The Bee Hive or using local facilities for around 3 hours a week which cover the physical section as well as basic map reading, the country code, how to keep safe when out and about and to progress their independent living skills needed to have a successful expedition.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides our students with a very positive experience.  The social benefits from having two overnight expeditions shows that the students are socialising in a different way to school and are able to form closer friendships as they share positive experiences with others.  They gain life skills and independent living skills, which can help them, progress further throughout their time here at The Bee Hive.


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