The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Dollar
A pupil at Dollar is ideally placed to participate in this renowned, challenging programme of personal development. The school’s rich co-curricular life, together with activities undertaken outside school, provides ample opportunities for pupils to become involved in all four areas of the Award; Volunteering, Skills, Physical Recreation and Expeditions. Involvement in the Award requires commitment and initiative, and develops independence and confidence. It provides participants with a wealth of valuable experiences from which grows a strong sense of achievement.
Participation in the Award is popular with Dollar Academy pupils. Typically, 130 pupils in Form III take part at Bronze level, 70 pupils in Form IV are involved at Silver level and 35 candidates in Form V at Gold level.
The highlight of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme for many pupils is participation in the school’s challenging and exciting expedition programme. The school has a large team of qualified staff who are experienced in the training and assessment of expedition skills. The Ochil Hills, which rise immediately behind the school, provide an ideal location to train and assess Bronze level candidates in walking expedition skills. More arduous experiences await the Silver and Gold level pupils on trips to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands; to such places as Wester Ross and North West Sutherland. These expeditions provide truly memorable experiences for our pupils.
Please follow the links (above right) to the relevant award to download an appropriate 2012 parental letter and permission slip.
The Dollar community, both in school and in the surrounding area, provides various opportunities for pupils to take part in volunteering to help others as part of their D of E Award. Click here for ideas about Volunteering.
Skills and Physical Recreation
Both of these areas are served well by the school’s extensive co-curricular programme. Details of the programme are available by clicking on Co-Curricular Activities at Dollar Academy.
Dollar Academy is a Directly Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh`s Award. Further details are available from Mr John Fraser, the member of staff in charge of all aspects of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at Dollar Academy.
Information for Participants
Expedition Programme, 2013
Expedition Equipment List
Writing Expedition Reports
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