Duke of Edinburgh

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.

These are:

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.