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All pupils are offered the chance to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The Bronze Award can be completed during the Lower Fifth (second) year, the Silver during the Upper Fifth and Gold during the Sixth Form.
Whilst the award is open to all pupils this does not mean it suits everyone. It is an entirely voluntary activity and must be undertaken as an addition to the many other demands of life at Uppingham School. It is hard work and requires dedication, perseverance, a fair amount of “get-up-and-go” and a significant amount of individual responsibility. Pupils who decide to take on the commitment find that they have experiences and discover talents that stay with them for the rest of their lives and those candidates who progress from Bronze to Silver to Gold ought to be able to complete the full Award during their time at the School.
The aim is to encourage young people to stretch themselves and achieve goals that they set, in consultation with mentors, in the different areas of the Award: -
An external commercial provider manages all the expeditions, which happen during the holidays, though training for these is undertaken at the School on Wednesday afternoons. A team of staff support, and give guidance, to all the pupils throughout the stages of the award but the emphasis is very firmly on personal involvement and initiative.
Full details of the Award can be found at www.dofe.org.
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