Rushmoor has been running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme for 13 years now and we offer the scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. You can begin the Bronze award towards the end of Year 9. The scheme includes four components: Skills, Volunteering, Physical Recreation and Expeditions.
Why do your D of E?
Good question! Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it!
You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of. It’s a real buzz!
Then there’s all the other stuff…
…achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
...you're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
...you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
And above all, it's a great laugh - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!
Doing your D of E really does give you the skills for life and work.