Duke of Edinburgh


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is now well established and thriving at Stowmarket High School, with many students undertaking the Bronze and Silver awards. Typically, Year 10 students start with the Bronze award and then go on to do Silver in Year 11 or the Sixth Form.

Bronze students undertake a training morning in November, followed by a practice expedition in early May and the qualifying expedition in June.

Silver students spend part of their Easter holiday completing their practice expedition in Norfolk and then have their qualifying expedition in July in the Peak District.

Bronze students meet once a fortnight to learn camp craft, first aid and navigation skills, whilst Silver students meet far less regularly, as they have already completed the Bronze award and therefore have most of the skills required.

This Year’s expeditions are scheduled for: -


Training Day: Saturday 16th November and Sunday 17th November 2019

Practice Expedition: Saturday 2nd May to Sunday 3rd May 2020

Qualifying Expedition: Saturday 27th June to Sunday 28th June 2020


Practice Expedition:  TBC

Qualifying Expedition:  TBC

We meet every other Thursday after school for 50 minutes - it is still not too late to join!


Mr Wright

DOE Silver Practice Expedition Friday 19th April 2019
DOE Training days Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th November 2018
DOE Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition May 2018
DOE Bronze Qualifying Expedition July 2017
DOE Silver Practice Expedition April 2017
DOE Bronze Practice Expedition March 2017
DOE Training Days November 2016
DOE Qualifying  Expedition July 2016
DOE Practice Expedition April 2016