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DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is offered at Aylsham High School. Students are given the opportunity to complete their bronze award initially, followed by their silver and potentially gold awards if they choose. The scheme is open to all students from the age of 14 years upwards.
Students will be required to complete six months service for the community, three months physical recreation and three months of a skilled practice. This will give the student a whole year of commitment. The award scheme culminates in an expedition, in which students are required to navigate their way across the countryside and camp out overnight.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is offered as an extra-curricular activity outside of the school day.
On Saturday 18 January, Evie and I went to the Forum in Norwich to embark on the Ambassor training for the Duke of Edinburgh award. This training will be put into practice at Aylsham High School where I am the D of E Captain. During the day we worked with other students from different schools around Norfolk and Suffolk. We were taught how to support other students to map read and to complete their on line training for their E D of E. We were also given guidance on how to run an assembly; this is something Evie and I have done at Aylsham High School already. I found this day really useful and it will enable me to fulfil my duties much better.