The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been running at Broadgreen for many years now. It started in 2005 with Merseyside Police and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme working together in an almost unique project, in collaboration with Broadgreen International School, to deliver the Award. Since then the Award has grown immensely.
In its first year 12 students from Broadgreen achieved their Bronze Award. Now, over 300 pupils have received a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award and numbers of participants continue to increase. In 2012, Broadgreen International School became a registered Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre which gives us the recognition that we deliver a quality Award, something that we are very proud of here at Broadgreen.
None of this would have been achieved without the time given by the many volunteers that give up weekends to help run the expedition section, and the help from other members of the school community that give up time after school to give the opportunities the participants require to achieve the Award.
2016 saw the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and the school received a commemorative plaque celebrating our contribution to this prestigious Award. Furthermore, because of the impact that the DofE Award has had, Broadgreen has developed a BTEC programme in Outdoor Education since September 2009, which includes the DofE Award and other outdoor activities.
COVID-19 Update July 2020
To students who are currently following the Bronze Award, you will have the opportunity to achieve a certificate in lieu of your expedition unless you carry on the follow the Silver Award, in which case you will be able to use your Silver Test as your Bronze Expedition
Interested in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
BRONZE AWARD has four sections: Expedition, Volunteering, Skill and Physical. The minimum time required to complete the Bronze Award is 6 months.
Available to Year 10. Join up before October half term to complete your award by the end of year 10.
Also available to Year 9. There will be a summer term assembly, join up to take part in year 10 and complete the Bronze Award by summer term year 10.
SILVER AWARD has four sections: Expedition, Volunteering, Skill and Physical. You can do the Silver Award even if you have not done Bronze, but you will be required to do an additional 6 months as a direct entrant to the Silver Award. The minimum time required to complete the Silver Award is 6 months (12 months if you have not done Bronze).
Contact Mr Heron for further information.
GOLD AWARD has five sections: Expedition, Volunteering, Skill, Physical and Residential. You can do the Gold Award even if you have not done Bronze or Silver, but you will be required to do an additional 6 months as a direct entrant to the Gold Award. The minimum time required to complete the Gold Award is 12 months (18 months for direct entrants).
Available to Year 12. Join when you start year 12, complete by middle of year 13 although, if you need more time, you have until your 25th birthday to complete your Gold Award!
Staff involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Mx Z Manning
Mr S Heron
Mrs S Robinson
Miss J Swindells
Miss K Johnston
Mr M Farrell
Miss J Radnoti
Miss L Cooper
Mr A Laidlow
Please contact Mx Z Manning with any enquiries about the DofE Award at Broadgreen International School, or find further information at www.DofE.org
Here are some pictures from one of our recent Silver Expeditions