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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered at Poynton High School and is a nationally recognised Award.  In the lower years, there is an opportunity to undertake the Bronze and Silver Award and in the Sixth Form students will have the option of taking part in the Gold Award.  No previous experience is necessary as all training will be provided. You do not need to have achieved Bronze and Silver.  The Award is split into the following sections:

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community. (NB: Volunteering must not be done for a business but can be undertaken for a charity or not-for-profit organisation.) 

Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

Residential: staying and working away from home doing a shared activity.

Upon completion of the Gold level, students are invited to London to receive their Award from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or The Earl of Wessex.  It will challenge you to take on new experiences and develop skills you never knew you were capable of.

Please see our gallery pages for photos taken on various expeditions.

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Click here for the Values of the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme: "be the best that you can be"


Congratulations to our Gold Award winners
On 14th December 2016, 14 students who had completed the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award with us had the honour of collecting their awards at St James's Palace, London, in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex. All the students had demonstrated a range of skills and a determination to succeed as they completed their Skills, Volunteering, Expedition, Physical, and Residential sections. It was a pleasure to see them collect these awards and we are very proud of their achievements.

The day was made particularly special for us as the presenters in the room were one of our former, Sophie Thornhill, and her pilot Helen. They gave an inspiring address comparing their journey to Paralympic success in Rio with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. It was lovely to celebrate the success of all of our 'golden students' and we look forward to hearing of continued success in the future.

Congratulations to all of the students below and of course to Sophie.