At Welbeck you have the opportunity to enrol onto either the Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. If you have already started an award you can transfer participation to Welbeck. Expeditions are organised for Silver and Gold only.
You achieve a Silver Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections.
Volunteering – helping someone, your community or the environment
Physical – becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities
Skills – developing existing talents or trying something new
Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey
Gold requires a fifth section
Residential – staying and working away from home as part of a team
A silver award takes a minimum of 12 months to complete, or 6 months if you have completed the bronze award. Gold 12 to 18 months.