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Duke of Edinburgh Award

We are fortunate to be able to offer students between the ages of 14 and 24 the opportunity to complete the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award while they are studying at the College. This award not only increases participants’ confidence and skills set, but is recognised nationally and is therefore beneficial on employment and university applications.

The programme takes participants through three stages: Bronze, Silver and Gold award. At each stage, participants are required to complete activities under five key subheadings: volunteering (e.g. Helping the local community), physical (e.g. Attending a Cricket or Gymnastics Club), skills (e.g. Learning the piano or cooking) and taking part in organised expeditions. And at Gold level, they are required to attend a residential expedition. Participants get to choose which activities they would like to use to support their award. This means that in some cases, participants may already be taking part in an enrichment activity that can be used towards the award. 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award provides new experiences, opportunities, lasting memories and friendships. Please take some time to read through our testimonials to hear how past participants journeyed through the award—for some, making it all the way to the awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

If you would like further information please contact our Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager, Mr D Semmons (dsemmons@helston.cornwall.sch.uk

01326 575037 | 07719 086127).