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 The Duke of Edinburgh award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. At St Anne’s, we offer our Year 12 students the opportunity to take part in the Silver award. The award encompasses four sections; an expedition, physical activity, skills and volunteering.

St Anne’s offers the full expedition section to our Year 12 students with a complete programme of training both in the classroom and out in the field with an assessment weekend in early July.

The weekends out in the field take the groups to camp in the South Downs and in The Purbecks with plenty of New Forest walks beforehand. The students really enjoy their adventures out walking and camping together; they gain an amazing sense of achievement.

The college also provides all the help and support students need with the other sections of the award. Both universities and employers recognise and value the Duke of Edinburgh awards so they are an added strength to an application. There is no requirement for students to have completed the  bronze level Duke of Edinburgh Award prior to starting the silver award. For students who have already completed the Silver award, our expert team can guide them through their Gold award.