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The Coleshill School has been running a successful Bronze Duke of Edinburgh program for four years and we are extremely proud of the students who have successfully completed the award.

The award gives our young people the chance to develop skills for life and work and fulfil their potential. The year requires all candidates to volunteer in and around our local community, learn a new skill and take part in regular physical activity. To conclude their award, they must complete a ‘Practice and Assessed’ Expedition, which is great fun for staff and students alike, and a fantastic way to finish the course.

If you would like more information about what Duke of Edinburgh entails please visit the DofE website


We currently have a team of 53 students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. 31 students in Year 10 and 24 students in Year 9. This is very exciting as this is the largest group of participants we have supported through their award!


Year 10 have been working hard since January to plan fundraising events for Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March 2017, as part of their Volunteering section. Keep updated on what they get up to during the week of the 20th March via Twitter.

Since we have got back after a short February break, Year 10 are planning for the expedition section. They are meeting every Wednesday from 3:10pm to 4:00pm in A1 with Mr Duggan to learn key skills and prepare for their expeditions.


Practice day walk – Wednesday 22nd March 2017 from 3:10pm onwards.

Practice Expedition – Friday 5th May to Saturday 6th May.

Assessed Expedition - Friday 14th July to Saturday 15th July 2017.


Planning activities for each section is well underway. Year 9 met for the first time on Tuesday 28th February and started planning what they will do for each section. Many already have been proactive and contacted local businesses to help volunteer.

Expedition training for Year 9 will start after the Easter break and will be conducted by Miss Winters and Miss Costa. Expeditions will be due to run during September 2017. 

Expedition 5 WeekendExpedition 9 WeekendExpedition 3 WeekendExpedition 10 Weekend