The Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award is open to girls in Year IV and challenges each to undertake a Skill, Physical Recreation and Volunteer commitment for at least six months. During the course the girls also prepare for and undertake two walking expeditions consisting of an overnight camp and requiring the girls to carry everything they need in order to be self-sufficient. These expeditions currently take place in the Yorkshire Wolds and Nidderdale.
Girls’ involvement in their activities will total 52 hours and must be achieved during their free time (eg evenings, weekends, School holidays). Girls are required to attend a weekly 45-minute training session as well.
In the Spring Term, girls participate in a half day navigation practice walk and a half day first aid training course. These both take place on a Sunday. In the Summer Term, girls have two Expedition weekends, running from Saturday until Sunday afternoon.