The aim of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is to encourage independence in young people outside the classroom. Stony Dean School offers the award as part of its 6th Form curriculum . The majority of Year 12 pupils participate in the Bronze award, with most of these continuing with the Silver award in Year 13.
The Award consists of activities in four sections : Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
- Volunteering Participants help less advantaged people in the local community.
- Physical This section gives participants the opportunity to develop in a physical activity during PE lessons.
- Skills Participants pursue a hobby, skill or interest.
- Expedition This section encourages participants to learn to use maps and to become self-sufficient whilst exploring the great outdoors. Participants must plan and execute a self-sufficient expedition with others. Strong team skills are essential. The school offers walking expeditions; 2 days at Bronze level and 3 days at Silver