At Mount House School students have the opportunity to take part in the life-changing Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, the world’s leading youth achievement award. Students are taken through the required training in order to prepare them for the level of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in which they are taking part (Bronze, Silver or Gold). Training will be led by members of staff and some levels of the award will be delivered by an ‘approved activity provider.’
Through completing the various sections of the award ‘Volunteering,’ ‘Physical,’ ‘Skill’ and ‘Expedition’ (and ‘Residential’ for the Gold Award) students will make friends for life, develop new skills and interests, push themselves mentally and physically, develop teamwork, communication and leadership skills and will experience an adventurous expedition like no other in an unknown area. The award is a tool to develop essential skills for life and work and is recognised by universities and employers whilst allowing young people to successfully navigate adult life.
Further details for the award can be found at www.dofe.org.