Personal Development

Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme (d of e)

The School’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is run by Deputy Headteacher, Mr Fenwick, who is also a qualified mountain leader.

Aimed at young people aged between 14 and 25, this voluntary programme can be undertaken by students as part of their Personal Development Activity sessions on a Thursday afternoon, starting in Year 10.  The award provides an excellent opportunity for young people to experience challenge and adventure, to make new friends and learn new skills.

The students start off at bronze level, progressing to silver and gold.  Students who complete their gold badge are invited to Buckingham Palace to receive their award.  They choose from a suggested programme of ideas including physical challenges, volunteering, expeditions and skills development.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has a positive impact on the young people taking part.  From developing teamwork and resilience to learning new skills and getting fitter; the award has huge benefits to developing the whole student.  It opens doors to opportunities that students may otherwise not have considered with the added benefit of being highly valued on a CV or UCAS application.

During the sessions at school, students learn about the expedition part of the award, ensuring they are equipped with skills to navigate, use maps and a compass as well as camping, cooking and first aid.  A number of current students have already completed a Qualsafe Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at a training session at school which means they can support other students taking part in the award scheme.

If you have any questions about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Malton School, please email Mr Fenwick (MXF@maltonschool.org).