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Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities. It is designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14-25 years. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.

What is the Award?
The Award is a challenging programme of activities that will help you to learn new skills, help others; experience adventure and it will give you a great sense of achievement. What's more many organisations such as employers and universities take a good view of the Award and what it says about the person who has achieved it. 

What does it involve?
There are three levels, Bronze/Silver/Gold and for each one you need to complete activities in four different sections - Service/Skills/Physical Recreation and Expeditions.

At Gold level you also take part in a residential project, it's up to you what you do and if you need any help or support the Squadron staff are there to help you. It could be something new or an activity that you already enjoy, the good news is that it is not an exam so you can not fail! The Award is about having a go and enjoying yourself, it is NOT a competition.

Our achievements.
Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing were awarded the prestigious Sir Roger Austin Sword for the most improved Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme performance in the Corps during the year 2004-2005 when the wing managed an impressive number of awards with an outstanding best ever total for the Wing of 233 awards.

In 2006/07 we gained 95 Bronze, 56 Silver and 31 Gold total 182 awards. We were 1st in Corps for Gold awards.

For more details, please consult your squadron's D of E Award Officer or visit:

Duke of Edinburgh Award web site


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