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The Duke of
Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Queen Anne’s

Queen Anne’s School is a Directly Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, managed at the school by Mr Gary Blunt. The award is an important part of life at the school and we are currently experiencing record numbers of girls registering and successfully completing their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

Each participant is expected to complete a Skill, Physical, Volunteering, Expedition and Residential (Gold only) section. Girls from Queen Anne’s can be seen doing anything and everything within those sections in order to meet the strict criteria from working with SEN groups, taking part in sport, to caring for the welfare of animals by supporting their owners and cookery at home or at school.

As a Directly Licensed Centre, there is almost complete autonomy and that is hugely beneficial for the girls at Queen Anne’s. Registering, ordering and general administration is now quicker on the eDofe management system as Mr Blunt inputs and controls all that we need to be able to function effectively. As a result, we work closely with Sam Sykes Ltd who continue to deliver our expedition packages brilliantly. Our recent expeditions have taken our girls to the Brecon Beacons, Ashdown Forest, the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. We are looking to add the Chilterns and Peak District to our expedition portfolio this academic year.  New terrain to navigate, explore and fresh challenges to overcome.

Over the 2016/2017 academic year, 135 Queen Anne’s girls successfully completed their Bronze, Silver and Gold Practice and Qualifying Expeditions. We have an 85% completion rate which is 30% above the national average and we expect this to rise as girls finalise their remaining sections.

Expedition Dates 2018

Bronze Expedition
Ashdown Forest, Sussex (Practice Expedition) – Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2018
Chilterns (Qualifying Expedition) – Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 May 2018

Silver Expedition
Brecon Beacons (Practice Expedition) – Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 March 2018
Peak District (Qualifying Expedition) – Monday 25  to Wednesday 27 June 2018

Gold Expedition
Lake District (Practice & Qualifying Expedition) – Thursday 5 to Monday 9 July 2018

DofE News & Reports

Click below to keep track of all the latest Duke of Edinburgh’s Award news from Queen Anne’s.

Read reports of practice and qualifying expeditions and see photographs as our girls take on the elements as they strive to complete their awards.