Duke of Edinburgh Award
Holyrood Academy offers pupils from Year 10 onwards the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award Programmes.
At Holyrood we currently offer the Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Bronze programme is offered to pupils in Year 10 and they will then complete their Award during Year 11. The Gold Award is undertaken in the Sixth Form.
Pupils who have achieved their Gold Award are invited to either Buckingham Palace or St James Palace to formally receive their Award.
To achieve each Award pupils must complete a programme of activities in four or five sections that involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity. Pupils keep track of the progress on the electronic system available through the Duke of Edinburgh website www.dofe.org
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards are renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities available to young people outside of their academic studies.
Holyrood is the most successful completion centre for the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in the region.
For further information on the Duke of Edinburgh programme please click here