The benefits of participating and completing a Duke of Edinburgh Award can be manifold. It’s difficult to list them all here… but you should definitely know how much fun you can have, how pushing yourself to do new things will help you to grow in confidence and develop useful skills. Why meeting new people will inspire you and lead to lasting friendships. And how a DofE Award can give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job.
Put simply, the DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.
We are delighted to work with Paul Williams (based at Wiltshire College) who is a lead instructor for outward bound activities and very experienced working with young people.
Click here for the 2015/16 GHS Programme.
Date for the 2016 Summer Duke of Edinburgh Assessed Expedition:
Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd July.
Update from GHS DofE Co-ordinator – Mr Cooper:
Fourteen Year 11 students successfully completed their Bronze Expedition in October 2015. The weather was kind and both groups enjoyed two weekends exploring the beautiful Vale of Pewsey. The students are now putting the finishing touches to their expedition presentation noticeboard which will be available for all students to see as they go from lesson to lesson.
Following in their footsteps will be a keen and enthusiastic group of Year 9 and 10 students who have signed up for their Bronze Award 2015/16. They have received their induction packs and are in the process of identifying what they want to do in each section. Following the half term holiday the group will have the opportunity to experience some weekend walks and various activities in the Thursday after school club sessions.