Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyToday’s autumn year 8 Inter form competition saw the whole of year 8 on Football and Benchball competing for the best form overall in year 8! Results will be revealed in form tomorrow morning! Amazing effort and work from all the students 👍 https://t.co/VrwwkN8fNz8 hours ago
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme was founded by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956. It helps to develop young people for life and work and requires young people to undertake volunteering, physical development, teamwork, practical and social skills …….and many more core foundation skills that are invaluable in adulthood.
Take a look at the videos below which tell you more about the scheme itself and what Amy, one of our students has to say about taking part in the D of E award scheme.
D of E at Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy is continuing to go from strength to strength offering its students the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The D of E Award is an extra-curricular activity which requires determination, motivation and commitment. After several years of running the award Vale of York Academy has nearly 100 students from year 10 and 11 taking part!
Key members of the school staff support our students to maximise the D of E experience; teachers and support staff get involved to assist Mr Rampling, our D of E Co-ordinator, ensuring as many of our students as possible successfully complete of the Award.
What does it involve?
The Duke of Edinburgh Award has three levels:
Bronze (aged 14+)
Silver (aged 15+)
Gold (aged 16+)
Students need to complete a personal programme of activities from these four sections:
Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
If you have any questions about the scheme or how you can take part, please contact Mr Rampling.
Our students have had some fantastic experiences during their time on the D of E scheme and we try to get as many photos as we can! Here’s just a few in our photo gallery – please take a look!
Well played by our U15 squad and well done to @pe_TGS for a great game! Really enjoyed the game and ready for a rematch another time 👍 good effort lads - next game next Wednesday 🏀 twitter.com/pe_tgs/s…
Amazing night at the @ValeYorkAcademy Christmas Carol Concert! Brilliant music, singing and dancing from students, staff and families alike! Thank you to Clifton Parish Church for being so accommodating and a huge shout out to Mrs Brady for putting the whole evening together ! pic.twitter.com/jCD7…