Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme combines service, adventure and new skills for young people and allows pupils to show personal initiative and independence, working towards an Award, which is well regarded by both universities and employers.


We have active groups at Silver (Years 10 and 11) and Gold (Years 12 and 13) Award levels and these encourage pupils to involve themselves fully in the extra-curricular options open to them at Sedbergh and perhaps try an activity which they would not otherwise have considered.
Both Awards have four strands, namely:
Physical Activity
Service
Skill

Expedition Training and Qualifying

For each Award, the expeditions are completed in the second of two years and the Gold Award has also has a residential component which the students must organise themselves outside the school programme. A recent Gold Award group planned and implemented an expedition to Iceland as part of their Award submission.