Duke of Edinburgh 


The Fountains High School runs a very successful Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. This is a voluntary award programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities to support the personal development of young people.

We offer the Bronze and Silver award Award which covers four main sections.

These are:

  • Voluntary Work

  • Physical Recreation

  • Skills

  • Expeditions


The students are supported to develop skills based around these four key areas. To plot their own progress they collect and provide a range of evidence. The leaders of this very exciting programme are members of teaching staff who work across the High School with students on the scheme.

The programme has developed and is now an integral part of what we offer young people. Student’s learn many new skills which underpin the work we do developing students employability, leadership and social skills. Through participation in the scheme students’ confidence, organisation skills and leadership qualities and developed.

One of the most exciting things about this programme is that our students can achieve at the same level as any student in a main stream setting. They receive the same award as their mainstream peers, an award which is well recognised by potential employers across the country.

For further information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme run at The Fountains Federation School, please contact...

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The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.