Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The internationally-recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme has been successfully running in The John Roan since 2009 and is designed to help students learn new skills, help others, have fun, make new friends and gain a great sense of achievement. The school offers students the opportunity to undertake the Bronze Award in Year 10 and the Silver award in year 12. The award has four distinct sections, Skill Sport, Volunteering and Expedition. In 3 of the sections students must find and undertake a skill, sport and volunteer their time for between 3 and 6 months. The final section of the award is the Expedition where students will learn the skills necessary to independently plan and take part in 2 overnight expeditions.
The school takes students to The North Downs in Kent and the New Forest for this section due to their location and outstanding natural beauty. At The John Roan we aim to run an inclusive programme providing all the equipment and training the students need to successfully complete each award which takes between 9 months to a year depending on the level.
Employers, colleges and universities really value Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and know what it says about someone who’s an Award holder.