Young People

Our council meet as a minimum of half termly where we discuss different focusses ranging from uniform to our new building!

We highly value our student feedback and examples of what we have achieved as a result of student voice are:

  • Assisted in the design of our new school jumper
  • Explored different reward visits
  • Assisted in planning of the Duke of Edinburgh projects
  • Helped to plan visits to our new school as it develops

Duke of Edinburgh

The DofE is a life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They 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.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

Our students have the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh as part of the main curriculum offer delivered each week at Pace Education. Our instructors have recently received an award presented to them at Buckingham Palace by Prince Edward.

Duke of Edinburgh Curriculum Plan