Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Bronze and Silver pupils out on expedition this year in May/June in Trossachs and Callandar.

Holyrood RC Secondary has now been running the Duke of Edinburgh Award for over 3 years with growing success. It has moved from an extra-curricular activity to a main subject choice making it accessible to all pupils from third year and above. In our first year of the programme we started with only two groups of pupils (14) at Bronze level and now, fully established, have over 60 pupils achieving their Bronze award this year with a further 14 on their way to achieving Silver.

The success of the award has contributed to the wider school community as many of our pupils choose to complete their sections on volunteering and skills with local charities affiliated with the school, helping to give back to their community. Pupils have also been able to transfer new skills such as teamwork, organisation and timekeeping into their everyday school life which has had a hugely positive impact on their school life.

The DofE award is truly a great opportunity for all and continues to thrive year on year with the help and support from staff members and parents alike, who give up their own time to complete expeditions and training for our young people. It is a fantastic award to be a part of and truly shows the spirit and dedication of our young people at Holyrood!

Pupils receiving their Bronze Award at the DofE ceremony in the Royal Concert Hall