Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Cheadle Hulme School is a licenced organisation for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the world’s leading achievement award for young people. Each year over 200 of our students take part in a programme of activities designed to develop teamwork, leadership, build confidence and self-esteem.
Students doing their DofE programme complete four different types of activity at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold level to achieve an Award:
Volunteering: take part in activities designed to provide a service to individuals or the local community.
Physical: commit to improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. This develops fitness, enjoyment and, depending on the activity, teamwork.
Skills: develop practical and social skills and personal interests. This helps young people to realise their unique potential and gain greater self-esteem.
Expedition: plan, train for, and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad. The CHS expeditions take place in the Peak District at Bronze level and in the Yorkshire Dales at Silver level. At Gold level expeditions are to the Isle of Arran and there have also been overseas expeditions to Morocco.
Residential: For students undertaking the Gold level, they are required to plan and organise a residential trip which involves a minimum of five days and four nights away from home.