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Duke of Edinburgh

Curriculum Intent

At Alt Bridge School we are very proud of the fact that our students take part in the nationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. We feel it is a vital part of a young person’s development which embraces responsibility, care of the environment, life skills, learning new skills and being a helpful young person to their community. We believe that this award helps our students in building life-long beliefs in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back. 

The 4 sections to the D of E that our students take part in are:

Volunteering: Undertaking service to individuals or the community. Students enjoy a wide range of activities in this area helping many local communities and charities.

Physical: Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. Students have access to a broad and balanced PE curriculum and with D of E as an additional area of study on the timetable, it gives them more time to practice and improve!

Skills: Developing practical and social skills and personal interests. Students have access to a range of activities through the enrichment and life skills curriculum which they are also encouraged to do outside of school as well!

Expedition: Planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK.  Our end of year expeditions are one of the highlights of the year for our students who get so much enjoyment from them as well as learning about the importance of teamwork, challenge, independence, and making new friends!

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