The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
The internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh's Award programme has been successfully running at The John Roan since 2009 and is designed to help students learn new skills, help others, have fun, make new friends and gain a great sense of achievement.
We offer students the opportunity to undertake the Bronze Award in Year 9 and the Silver award in year 10.
The award is made up of four distinct parts: Skill, Sport, Volunteering and the Expedition.
In 3 of these parts of the challenge students must find and undertake a skill, take part in a new sport, or show improvement in something they already do, and volunteer their time for between 3 and 6 months.
The final section of the award is the Expedition where students learn the skills necessary to enable them to independently plan and take part in 2 overnight expeditions. We usually take students on expeditions to The North Downs in Kent, and the New Forest due to their proximity and the fact that they are both areas of outstanding natural beauty. At The John Roan School we aim to run an inclusive programme, thereby providing all the equipment and training the students need to successfully complete each award which takes between 6 months to a year depending on the level.