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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 Final Expedition – Friday 14th July to Saturday 15th July at Cannock Chase. Drop off and pick up from The Coleshill School.

YEAR 9 Practice Walk – Tuesday 4th July. Start from The Coleshill School at 3:10pm and return to school by 4:00pm.

YEAR 9 Practice Expedition –Friday 22nd September to Saturday 23rd September. Drop off at school and pick up from Kenilworth Castle.

YEAR 9 Assessed Expedition – October – date TBH. 


Year 10 have their final expedition on Friday 14th July and Saturday 15th July. To ensure that things run smoothly, we have requested that students bring their packed rucksacks into school on Wednesday 12th July. This means we can check rucksacks prior to Friday morning. Students will leave school by 9am on Friday morning and will be returning around 4:30pm. They will notify parents 1 hour prior to arriving at school.

Students must keep EdofE updated and upload all evidence for Physical, Volunteering and Skills sections. There will be a drop in session every Monday lunchtime to update EdofE with Miss Winters in A15.


Expedition training is currently taking place for year 9. The sessions are developing skills required for the DofE expedition in September and October. Students must be completing Volunteering, Skills and Physical sections, collecting evidence for their EdofE profile.  


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