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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 the Bronze award in Year 10, we have limited 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 ask for a contribution of £45 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.

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Open Events 2023 Posted on: 14/09/2023

Open Events 2023

We are delighted to invite you to our upcoming open events. We host both a range of Open Mornings and our annual Open Evening on Thursday 5th October. We look forward very much to welcoming families to EGA and getting to show them more about what our school has to offer its students and community. Open Mornings: Open Mornings run from 9.15am-10:30am and will include a talk from students, the headteacher as well as a tour of lessons around the school. There is no need to book to attend an open morning, please just arrive at our main reception for 9.15am. Tuesday 26th September 9.15am-10:30am Thursday 28th September 9.15am-10:30am Tuesday 10th October 9.15am-10:30am Thursday 12th October 9.15am-10:30am Open Evening - Thursday 5th October 2023 5:00-7:30pm Our open evening is a chance to visit the school and explore the fantastic facilities we have to offer. You will hear from our headteacher,  tour all the areas of the school and meet the amazing members that make up our school community. The open evening is also a great time to be able to discuss curriculum and opportunities with our teachers. Many EGA students also volunteer to support at Open Evening so you will have plenty of chances to ask them any questions you might have. You do not need to book a slot for our open evening. However, to help us ensure a smooth experience, we suggest arriving towards the start of one of the following slots: 5:00-5:45pm / 5:45-6:30pm / 6:30-7:15pm We recommend attending both Open Evening and an Open Morning to get the full experience of what is on offer at EGA as both events offer a different experience.
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