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Duke of Edinburgh


As a school we care about the holistic development of our young people. It is for this reason that we are delighted to offer The Duke of Edinburgh's Award to pupils while at school. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award gives our pupils the chance to develop for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. Each level challenges pupils to develop new skills, work cohesively as a team and to overcome obstacles. Each group will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of three expeditions in a mountainous terrain around Northern Ireland. The question is, why wouldn't you want to be part of Duke of Edinburgh?

With expansive interest and growing numbers in enrolment, an application process has been implemented. Bronze students are required to complete and submit an application form which will be reviewed by the school's Duke of Edinburgh Committee, led by Mr Crothers.

Pupils interested in completing the Silver Award will have to complete and application and undergo a fitness test. The committee will liaise with the school's PE department in this assessment. Any pupil can apply to be part of this award scheme (all relevant applications and criteria can be found below).

What we offer at BSS

The frameworks below outline the training pupils receive. You will also find kit lists for each award with links to popular retailers (remember, your child receives a 20% discount card for a variety of clothing outlets after registration). There are many other useful links below relating to navigation skills and completing your e-portfolio.

In the event of an unsuccessful application you still have many options in front of you. Please refer to the information below relating to other avenues for completing The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Bronze Application Process

Silver Application

Gold Application

Gold Application Criteria

Gold Application Flyer

Gold Application Form

 Other avenues to complete DoE

Although it may seem like the end of the world, it really isn't. The quote, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" comes to mind. This award is all about tenacity, therefore you need to pick yourself up and find a solution to your problem. Contact your local church or youth group as most run The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Contact an Open Award Centre, most run Bronze and Silver. Get involved in BB or Guides to complete your award. Failing all these options, you can always reapply the following year.

Useful Website Links

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