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.
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.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award has three levels:
Students need to complete a personal programme of activities from these four sections:
If you have any questions about the scheme or how you can take part, please contact Mr Rampling.
Thank you so much to everyone involved with @ValeYorkAcademy for this amazing food collection to support our Food Hamper Project. This project supports our families in the community. For more information go to voy.hslt.academy/sup… Have a brilliant Christmas. pic.twitter.com/8dxH…
And a huge thank you to the local businesses who came along and made the Fair special with their wonderful products. And of course, last but not least our very own @ValeYorkAcademy students who do us proud every day of the week and had some fantastic stalls.
Well what an amazing night @ValeYorkAcademy 's Christmas Fair organised by our fabulous parent group @vale_society .Thank you so much to everyone that came, particularly Santa's Apprentices from @skeltonsch @cliftongreenps @BurtonG_Primary @LakesideYork ! Any pics, please tag us! pic.twitter.com/6R2I…
Vale of York Christmas Fair - TONIGHT!!!🎅 📅 Thursday 8th December ⏰ 6-8pm Link to raffle tickets and prize list: trybooking.com/uk/ev… We hope you can join us for some festive fun! pic.twitter.com/taiW…