Duke of Edinburgh (D of E)
Each year most Year 9 students undertake the challenges incorporated in the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. This scheme extends to silver and gold level, the latter reached by up to ten Worksop leavers from the Upper Sixth each year.
The Silver D of E expedition took place in the summer of 2012. Please click here for a full report.
In October, five pupils completed their final assessed expedition for their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. To read a full report of what was involved in this expedition, please click here. A gallery of photos showing the project work on Mills can be seen here.
Made up of four key components: Volunteering (or community service, as we call it), physical, skills and the all-important expedition, the programme is both rewarding and memorable. For details of the 2012 Expedition at Capel Curig, Snowdonia click here.
There is also nothing like the bond created over an ordnance survey map and a camp fire to cement friendships for life. Indeed, there are many former students who have gone on to serve others, develop a love for outward bound expeditions, or both, as a result of their experiences of ‘D of E’ whilst at Worksop. The very demanding gold expedition is completed by some volunteers as part of a major overseas expedition such as that to Chile in 2008, but it equally it can be completed in the UK, usually in the Peak District.
The Duke of Edinburgh Awards are run by Mr. John Driver.
Three pupils from Worksop College were invited to St. James’s Palace on Wednesday 14th March 2012 where they received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
For further information on The Duke of Edinburgh Awards please click here
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