Duke of Edinburgh
Kesteven and Grantham Girls' School is now a Direct Licence Centre delivering the award scheme to all students interested when they start Year 9. It is a way to stretch individuals beyond their own expectations and broaden their horizons. It is a non-competitive scheme with three levels, BRONZE SILVER AND GOLD. Each level has four sections: VOLUNTEERING, PHYSICAL, SKILL AND EXPEDITION. The GOLD Level has a fifth RESIDENTIAL section.
An information evening is held in September for Year 9 students interested in joining the scheme.
A registration fee of £40 for 2016-17 at each level is paid to the school via WISEPAY. This also includes administration costs to deliver the scheme in school.
The D of E Award is a challenging programme of activities which will help you learn new skills, help others and experience adventures. Achievements are widely recognised in education and employment. The school supports the participant in many ways, for example through training and information sessions with advice and encouragement to help you stay focused.
All D of E paperwork is dealt with by the D of E Manager Mrs Clayton at school. She will monitor the progress through each section and will be available at lunchtimes for any queries. The award verifier in school is Mrs T Spencer. She will check and verify all awards to make sure all requirements have been met so that the certificate and badge can be presented to the participant. All details can be found on the D of E Notice Board in the North Corridor in school.
Many teachers and parents of the school have contributed to the success of The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme by donating their time to supervise on expeditions. If you would like to become involved please contact Andrea Clayton for more information.