Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh course runs in Calderside Academy as an S3 elective. 

Pupils should pick this course if they want to better themselves in various walks of life, becoming more responsible young people. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award.

It equips young people for life regardless of their background, culture, physical ability, skills and interests. Doing the Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others; it pushes young people to their personal limits and recognises their achievements.  Pupils will complete units based on the following areas; Skill, Physical, Volunteering and an Expedition and will gain the Bronze award in S3.  We hope that pupils will have the opportunity to achieve Silver and potentially Gold awards by the time they leave in S6. 

More information regarding D of E can be found on the link below;