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A Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award programme has five sections. Students need to spend 12 months on the Volunteering section. For Skills and Physical, they must choose which section they want to spend 12 months doing and which section six months.

They also will have to plan, train for and complete a four day (three nights) expedition. The difference for the Gold Award is the Residential section. Students need to stay away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity with people they have never met before.


Key Dates:

Proposed dates for training and expeditions 2017/18

Saturday 11th November 2017 : One day training at school
Monday 26th – Friday 30th March 2018 : Two days training (Monday & Tuesday) followed by the practice expedition in the dark peaks, Peak District
Monday 2nd – Friday 6th July 2018 : Qualifying expedition Brecon Beacons (please note the qualifying expedition will take place from 3rd – 6th July, we will be travelling on the 2nd)