DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Ullswater Community College has been involved with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme for more than 10 years. The scheme itself consists of three levels: bronze, silver and gold.
Most people begin with bronze at age 14, which means Year 9 or the beginning of Year 10. The bronze award is broken down into sections: volunteering, physical, skill and a two-day expedition.
The volunteering, physical and skill section must all be followed for 3 months and one of them for 6 months. It can include activities extra-curricular activities offered within school such as netball club and choir.
The expedition section requires a period of training in campcraft and navigation as well as a practice expedition. Students can borrow from a range of equipment in school. The expedition usually takes place in the Lake District and is supervised by members of staff from UCC. It is a challenging and hugely enjoyable time.
As pupils progress through the award the expeditions go further afield to the Pennines and North Wales for gold.
Good news all involved with the Duke of Edinburgh Award are entitled to a discount at this shop. Please show your award booklet when making your purchase. See www.rheged.com
for more information about Mountain Life and opening times.
Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible. Through looking at their art heroes, attending events, participating in workshops, passing on skills and running their own arts events UCC Arts 'Awardees' develop and explore their creativity. Arts Award is offered after school at three levels - Bronze, Silver and Gold. Our Arts Award groups have participated in art projection shows at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal, as well as planning and running their own creative workshops for Year 7 students.
For more information visit artsaward.org.uk
or speak to Miss de la Mare in the LRC.