Duke of Edinburgh Award

By enrolling for your Duke of Edinburgh Award at Truro High, you’re in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun – culminating in the achievement of different levels of award recognised by universities and employers alike.

You will need to successfully complete the following categories:

Physical – developing your physical fitness or strength by undertaking tasks that get the heart pumping and improve your coordination or team skills

Skills – learning a new skill that may become a lifelong hobby

Volunteering – making a difference in your community by helping people and organisations in your local area

Expedition – challenging yourself to be self-sufficient. You will need to navigate a route, camp overnight and cook for yourselves whilst developing good teamwork

Residential (Gold Award only) – spending some time with new people and challenging yourself to learn something new – from a language to cookery skills.

This year, our Gold Duke of Edinburgh explorers headed to Sweden for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure canoeing on the waterways surrounding Lake Stora Le. 

Over the course of the twelve day trip, the girls really headed off the beaten track to roam this stunning landscape of lakes, islands, peninsulas and bays. There were plenty of opportunities to learn exciting new skills – including foraging, bush craft and wild camping – before putting them into practice as they faced the challenges of the wild with the support of their friends.