Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, a registered charity, is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-25.
An individual challenge, it encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
These develop self-confidence, skills and leadership abilities. The Award is widely recognised by employers and people involved in education.
Ardingly College offers the Silver and Gold levels. These include:
- Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)
- Physical Recreation
- Expeditions (training for, planning and completing a journey)
- Residential Project (Gold Award only); a purposeful enterprise with people not previously known to the participant that lasts for a minimum of 5 days and 4 nights.
At Ardingly College, students have the opportunity to enrol in the award at the beginning of Shell. The level they choose will depend on their age and experience.