Welcome to the Hurworth School Duke of Edinburgh Award Experience
For over 8 years now the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been available to Year 10 and 11 pupils and Hurworth School has a long tradition with the Award that sees over 90% of those able to take up the award do so. With an experienced collection of staff members, which include Mr Gawthorpe, Mr Jobling, Mrs Bell, Mrs Welch, Miss Robinson, Miss Heron and Miss Slinger, the result is that we are one of the most successful schools in the County.
What is the Duke of Edinburgh all about?
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a way of rewarding young people for the things that they do in their spare time. With advice and support from the staff you get to choose the activities you want to do giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, help others and experience adventure. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is well-known and respected and by enrolling with the Award, you will be able to have your skills and personal strengths recognised and rewarded in a totally non-academic way.
It’s all about having a go! And just think what a great sense of achievement you would feel when you’ve achieved a bronze, silver or gold award, as well as the respect from your parents, relatives, teachers and peers.
Some of the activities you choose could lead on to a lifelong interest or your choice of career – who knows where it will lead and what doors it could open for you? What’s more, many people including colleges, universities and employers are impressed to see it on your CV.
And you get to have lots of fun along the way…
To achieve your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, you choose which level of Award you want to do – Bronze, Silver or Gold – and then complete three different spare-time activities plus an expedition.
The three activities are:
- Skills (any hobby or interest e.g. fishing, guitar playing, acting, Car maintenance etc.)
- Physical (any sport e.g. cycling, football, dance, martial arts, gym etc.)
- Volunteering (anything that they do for the benefit of others e.g. Fund raising, school council, shopping for the elderly etc.)
More information can be found about the Bronze, Silver and Gold awards by clicking on the relevant links.
If you are interested in participating in the next intake of pupils for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Experience then follow the links to the: