Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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

There is lots of information on the D of E website. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary programme which the students at Malton School take during their Personal Development Activity time on Thursday afternoons. The programme is aimed at young people aged between 14 and 25 so students start the programme here at the beginning of Year 10. Many of our young people get involved with almost 80 students signing up for the Bronze award this year.

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 where students get to visit 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 team work 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 Mick Fenwick at mxf@maltonschool.org