The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award provides a balanced programme of activities that develops the whole person – mind, body and soul – in an environment of social interaction and teamworking. Young people progress through three levels of D of E programmes to achieve a Bronze or Silver Award. Taking part builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of young people.
Participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is very popular at King James’s School. Expeditions take place to the Yorkshire Dales and students are also involved in community service, a wide range of skills and sports activities.
Students can start working towards the Award from Year 9.