The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, and is highly regarded by Universities, Colleges and Employers. It encourages young people to develop independence, commitment, leadership and teamwork through being involved in a personalised programme of activities. Rishworth School fully supports the award and recognises its unique value for developing skills and attributes in young people. Pupils are able to undertake the Bronze Award in Year 10 and the Gold Award in Lower Sixth.
The Bronze Award is split into Four sections; Volunteering, Physical, Skill, and Expedition, whilst the Gold Award is split into Five sections; Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Residential and Expedition. Both Awards are demanding; requiring commitment, energy, enthusiasm, perseverance and enterprise from the students taking part and should not be undertaken lightly. Both are viewed extremely favourably by both employers and universities. Indeed to some employers, the Gold Award can be the deciding factor in making an appointment. These are highly valued achievements.