In teaching Duke of Edinburgh at Tor View School we aim to ensure that it is accessible for all of our Key Stage 4 learners to participate and take part. When delivering Duke of Edinburgh we aim to:
· Develop effective communication skills to enable learners to develop their individual potential to the full.
· Build self-confidence to enable students to work independently.
· Develop social skills to enable students to work cooperatively with others.
· Encourage creativity and enjoyment through a variety of forms.
· Encourage self-assessment, perseverance and responsibility.
Participants will complete all four sections to achieve their Bronze Award. Alternatively any participant who is not able to complete all four sections they can achieve sectional certificates.
The Four sections: -
Physical – Students need to take part in a physical activity for an hour a week for 3 months.
Skill – Students need to take part in learning or developing a skill for an hour a week for 6 months.
Volunteering – Student needs to take part in volunteering for an hour a week for 3 months.
Expedition – Student needs to attend a 2-day expedition, which will include walking for a minimum of 6 hours a day, cooking at least one hot meal. There is no overnight element to this expedition, however participants will learn how to set up shelter.
In order to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award participants must meet the 20 criteria.
Through their planning teachers provide participants with opportunities to develop the skills associated with Duke of Edinburgh, including:
· First Aid
· Map Skills and Orienteering
· Preparation for Expedition
· Develop skills
· Develop physical ability
· Develop an understanding of community through a volunteering project