Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people and is a popular co-curricular activity at CHS.

Cheadle Hulme School is a licenced organisation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Each year over 200 of our pupils take part in a programme of activities designed to develop teamwork, leadership, build confidence and self-esteem through four activity sections.

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.

For pupils 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.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is highly regarded by universities and in a recent survey of British employers was seen as the most valuable co-curricular activity in schools.