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Duke Of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award at EGA School is a nationally recognised qualification that is highly regarded amongst Colleges, Universities and Employers.

Here at EGA we offer Bronze award in Year 10 and Silver in Year 11,we have a maximum of 35 places so your daughter will have to apply to be able to participate. 

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh programme is broken down into 4 sections:

  • Volunteering

  • Physical recreation

  • Skill

  • Expedition

Students must complete a minimum of 3 months activity for two sections and 6 months for one.

The award consists of regular meetings as a group and with their EGA Mentor as well as an hour dedicated to each activity every week.  Lastly, they will also need to plan, lead and organise a camping expedition in the British Countryside which will last 2 days and 1 night and will be supported and assessed by EGA staff.  EGA students are  issued a course calendar and are expected to attend regular meetings after school as part of their training for the expeditions so will require a high level of time and commitment. 

Equipment (tents, bags, etc.) and campsite costs are all subsidised by EGA. We do as for a contribution of £30 and for your daughter to be equipped with walking boots and waterproofs.  

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a fantastic opportunity for EGA students. It will enable them to develop widely recognised life skills and provide them with a sense of adventure. In addition, students will make a difference to other peoples’ lives within the local community through their volunteering. They will become fitter and healthier, make new friends and return with memories which will last a lifetime.

News

Posted on: 12/06/2019

Parent Seminar on Thursday 20th June 2pm-3pm

On Thursday 20th June, we are holding the first of a series of seminars for parents.  A particular focus will be on keeping your daughter safe in the wider community.  Given the increase in the number of hate crimes being reported in recent years, we feel a duty to equip and empower our families with knowledge about where to access support. The first seminar will have a particular focus on tackling the Islamophobia that is often experienced in the wake of terror attacks, but will have advice relevant to all communities. It will include speakers from different organisations, community leaders, and a representative from the Metropolitan Police, who will address this issue and provide practical steps on how to stay safe and who you can turn to in order to get support. There will also be an opportunity in the end to ask questions to the panel.   If you are planning to attend this seminar, please could you RSVP by asking your daughter to return to the reply slip to the office, or by calling reception.  We need to have an idea of numbers so we can organise refreshments and an appropriate sized room.  We are also exploring panels to provide advice and support for other groups: those that experience discrimination or hate crime because of their race, gender, sexuality or disability. Suggestions from families on other topics that it would be helpful for us to arrange parent seminars on are very welcome.  Please email them to admin@egas.org.uk or call reception.
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