26-28 September - Silver Practice, Dovedale.



The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme is available to students in Years 10 and 11.  The aim of the award is to aid each individual’s personal and social development through a programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities.


The award is split into three age groups:

  • Bronze – for those aged 14 and over

  • Silver – for those aged 15 and over

  • Gold – for those aged 16 and over.

 Also, the award is split into sections as follows:


  • Service (helping other people in the local community)

  • Expeditions (training for, planning and completing a journey on foot)

  • Skills (covering almost any hobby, skill or interest)

  • Physical Recreation (sport, dance and fitness)

  • Residential Project (Gold Award only)

At KNBS, the D of E expeditions section is organised by  Mr Gunn and Mr Craythorn.  This is the largest section in the award programme.  Other sections are organised by Mr Lomas, who also administers the scheme.


Further information can be obtained from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website at:  www.theaward.org

Award requirements

Kit List

Route Card

Purpose of Expedition

Menu Planning

Expedition Checklist

Expedition Information Sheet

Campsite Info Sheet

Kit Issue Record


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10-11th May - Bronze practice, Earlswood.

7-8th June - Bronze assessment, Cannock.

20,21,22 June - Silver practice, Malvern Hills.

15,16,17 July - Silver assessment, Dovedale.