The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Brookfields School runs a very successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This is a voluntary award programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities to support the personal development of young people.

Pupils within phases Key Stage 4 and 5 are selected for the scheme through discussion with individual pupils, their families and class tutors.

Depending on the cohort each year, the school is able to offer both Bronze and Silver awards which cover four main sections:

  • Voluntary work
  • Physical recreation
  • Skills
  • Expeditions

The students are supported to develop skills based around these four key areas. To plot their own progress they collect and provide a range of evidence. The leaders of this very exciting programme are members of teaching staff who work across the Secondary School with students on the scheme.

Started in 2010, the programme has developed and is now an integral part of what we offer young people. Students learn many new skills which underpin the work we do developing students’ employability, leadership and social skills. Through participation in the scheme students’ confidence, organisation skills and leadership qualities are developed.

This programme offers a nationally recognised award that is at the same level as any student in a mainstream setting.

For more information about the award please visit or contact Bruce Taylor via the school office.