Life Skills Manor School fully supports the Duke of Edinburgh Award as the personal gains from the process of completing the course is immense. The DofE course is the world's leading youth achievement award. It is a worldwide recognised qualification.
The Award encourages participants to push personal and social boundaries, gain new skills and experiences and it enhances their CVs.
I, Nolan White, am the Schools Duke of Edinburgh Centre Manager, and I am the main point of contact in School for all pupils completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
I am also a key member of the Kent County Council DofE team, as a Supervisor and Assessor, which allows me to put my 'Mountain Leaders' qualification and experience into good use.
It is my responsibility to provide a platform for all pupils at Life Skills Manor School to have the opportunity to participate in this exciting course starting off with the Bronze Award.
The Bronze Award consists of four sections:
Every section must be completed to a certain standard and over a certain period of time in order for the Award to be achieved. Please see the image here for details.
In order to succeed on each level, participants will need to commit to planning, organising and then carrying out each section, with about one hour per week being the minimum requirement needed to ensure completion of the scheme within the 'usual' timescales.