Duke of Edinburgh Award
St Clare’s is a Licensed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre. We offer our students the opportunity to complete the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as direct entrants.
The Gold Award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in five sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition, (Training weekend, Practise Expedition and a Qualifying Expedition) Residential, (Students spend five days and four nights taking part in a shared activity).
Students can use their weekly Creativity, Activity and Service experiences to achieve the Award as they share a number of characteristics and values. The Gold Award does meet the requirements of a CAS project.
During weekly school sessions, students develop navigation skills, camp craft and develop route cards which are used for their expeditions, (Training, Practise, Qualifying) which take place in the Brecon Beacons, Wales. Students can walk up to 21km a day to travel from checkpoint to checkpoint, carrying their food, clothing and camp supplies. The Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a real adventure and long lasting friendships are formed.
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