Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Suffolk
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learnt in school" - Albert Einstein
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a thriving community in Suffolk with over 9000 young people aged between 14 and 24 taking part in a variety of activities. Suffolk has over 50 active centres providing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award through a range of environments. From local church organisations to high schools, Colleges, 6th Form centres and the police, each centre provides an excellent experience to each young person who wants to take part.
Suffolk boasts one of the highest rates of completion at all three levels, with young people progressing from Bronze, to Silver and finally Gold. Suffolk supports the Duke of Edinburgh's Award as a model of promoting skills such as communication, dedication, team work, leadership, perseverance and personal growth. It is seen as an excellent tool with young people who are under performing and has been linked to Ofsted reports for Good and Outstanding Schools.
What the Duke of Edinburgh's Award delivers in Suffolk is a sense of young people transitioning into resilient confident individuals who are able to demonstrate excellent employability skills and have a place within their own community. Providing an education to young people is not just about exams, it is enabling young people to experience more than the boundaries of a classroom. Young people who take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award are provided with an all round education stretching them to experience things for themselves.
Take a look at our case studies for a true reflection on what the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has meant to young people from Suffolk.