Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

 'Pupils' time in school is enriched by the wide variety of opportunities they are offered in which they can develop and explore skills that match their aspirations.  The curriculum supports outstanding progress because leaders have built in opportunities for pupils to be successful within and beyond the classroom.' Ofsted 2017 

Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Kingsdale Foundation School

Kingsdale Foundation School is proud to be associated with this prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

In recent years, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme has become progressively more popular at Kingsdale. Open to students aged from 14 years and up, it provides all participants with an enjoyable, challenging, and rewarding experience, focusing directly on the student’s personal independent development. Participants start at the Bronze Award level and then go on to complete their Gold Award in our Sixth Form. The scheme is unique in that students take responsibility for their own progression through the Award. With that in mind, each student’s programme is specific to their personal abilities, interests and hobbies.

When students undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award, they develop transferable skills and attributes that help them become well-rounded individuals and confident young adults. The Award is highly regarded by colleges, universities and employers who value its significance and the range of skills it can develop in young people.

These include

Self-belief & self-confidence.

A sense of identity initiative.

A sense of responsibility.

An awareness of their strengths.

The ability to prioritise and use time effectively alongside their school work.

The ability to learn from and give to others in the community.

Problem solving, presentation and communication skills.

Leadership and teamwork skills.

Students from Year 9 upwards can express an interest in joining the Award, which involves participating in a range of activities including overnight camping excursions and hikes.

For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award provision at Kingsdale and how your child can participate in this scheme, please contact Mr Dennington or Mr Fatodu by email at housesystem@kingsdale.southwark.sch.uk

You can also visit the following useful links:

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme? 


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