Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy are proud to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This special opportunity is open to our Year 10 students. Students can first embark on the Bronze Award, where you will undertake a personal programme of activities which are split into four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition. The best bit is, you get to choose what you do!

The Duke of Edinburgh programme requires determination, commitment and staying power. It gives you the opportunity to learn so much about yourself. You will develop teamwork skills, improve your self-motivation and leadership skills - all of which are valued by future employers and further education establishments.

One of the highlights of the award is the expedition. This combines navigation and camp craft skills. The practice expedition takes in the surrounding area of Eccleston, Mawdesley and Croston. For the assessment expedition the students are based in the Rivington area.

Expansion of the programme means that this year, the school is delighted to announce that it will be delivering the Silver level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

For further information, please contact Mr Jackson or Mr Smart. In the meantime, why not take a look at some of the photos from our current Year 10’s.