Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding personal development programme for young people. The Award was introduced at Mossley Hollins ten years ago in order that our own students could benefit from all that it offers.

The Award operates in three main sections:

  • Bronze (for those aged 14 and over) 
  • Silver (for those aged 15 and over)
  • Gold (for those aged 16 and over)

Please note the Bronze award is offered to Year 9 students, whilst the Silver award is offered to Year 10 students. We do not run the gold award at school, but pupils have successfully completed this award whilst studying at Ashton Sixth Form College.


The aim is to encourage the development of practical, social skills and personal interests.

Benefits For The Participant:

  • Develop practival and social skills
  • Meet new people
  • Organise and manage time
  • Discover how to research information
  • Set and respond to a challenge
  • Work with others
  • Enjoy sharing
  • Discover new talents

Volunteering (Service)

The aim is to encourage service to individuals and to the community.

Benefits For The Participant

  • Make a personal contribution
  • Appreciate the needs of others and contribute to their well-being
  • Trust and be trusted
  • Understand personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Overcome prejudice and fears
  • Generate positive action in the community
  • Accept responsibility

Physical Recreation

The aim is to encourage participation and improvement in physical activity.

Benefirs For The Participant

  • Enjoy keeping fit
  • Improve fitness
  • Discover new abilities
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Extend personal goals
  • Set and respond to a challenge
  • Experience a sense of achievement


The aim is to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery.

Benefits For The Participant

  • Plan and execute a task
  • Demonstrate enterprise and imagination
  • Work as a member of a team
  • Respond to a challenge
  • Develop self-reliance
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Recognise the needs and strengths of others
  • Make decisions and accept the consequences
  • Reflect on personal performance
  • Enjoy and appreciate the countryside
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