At Bruton School for Girls, not all learning happens in the classroom. We encourage our girls to take part in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award which enables them to become committed, responsible and fulfilled citizens of the world.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available from Senior 3 onwards and is the world’s leading youth achievement award. It is extremely popular with our students and equips the girls for life, regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Taking part in the Award scheme is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes our girls to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.
The Award is comprised of three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold with four sections per level. The girls complete all four sections - Physical, Skill, Voluntary and Expedition - at each level in order to achieve their Award. 'Physical’ requires pupils to commit to a sport; while 'skill' gives girls the opportunity to either improve on an existing hobby or to try something new. 'Voluntary' requires some form of volunteering and finally, there are various 'Expeditions' running throughout the academic year at each level.
To find out more, take a look at the DofE website and to find out what exciting expeditions and activities our DofE Department get up to, follow them on Twitter and Instagram.
A short video from 2016-2017's expeditions.