Duke of Edinburgh's Award to continue at Thornden
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is to continue in Thornden for another three years. On Wednesday 4th December, Thornden School was presented with its operating license by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, South East region. The school has been confirmed as a directly licensed centre by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) for the next three years. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped to inspire hundreds of Year 10 students to develop new skills and start to nurture a sense of adventure.
The students will get an opportunity to apply to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award when they are in Year 10. at Thornden School, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem solving, team working, communication and confidence.
Thornden School has also been very successful with over 90% of students completing the award.