The Duke of Edinburgh Award was founded, and is patroned by Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956. During this time, the scheme has been dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds and is the widest reaching programme of any UK youth charity with 275,000 young people taking part every year.
The Award operates across the world in different forms, with the aim of providing an opportunity for young people to learn new skills and develop existing interests in a non-competitive framework. It operates at three levels (bronze, silver and gold) and tests across four disciplines (Physical, Skill, Volunteering and Expedition).
For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award at William Edwards School, please contact the below staff:
Miss Pooley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Rawson – email@example.com
Miss Woolf – firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Casson – email@example.com
Further information about The Award, in general, can be found at www.dofe.org.