Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Reading Girls' is delighted to announce that we are an officially licensed centre
Reading Girls’ School is now a Directly Licenced Centre (DLC) for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This allows the school to award Bronze and Silver Awards.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s award is an internationally recognised award showing that the young person has a certain set of skills; Self-management, Problem solving, Team working, Communication and enthusiasm, the skills the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, colleges and universities are looking for. Girls will achieve their Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition.
Reading Girls’ School has made a huge commitment to become a DLC showing a commitment in their girls and their future. The school had to satisfy the 6 criteria of DofE as well as appointing staff to a number of positions, these staff will now have to ensure they are fully up to date and able to fulfil their roles.
This will give students at Reading Girls’ School the ability to achieve their Bronze award and facilitate them helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, and going on expeditions.
The girls recently made a start on fundraising by selling cakes at the recent Arabian Nights Production. The girls participating all met with a photographer from the Reading Evening Post to show off the certificate, and are looking forward to embarking on adventures to secure their awards. They are: Anupama; Urooj; Charlie; Nimrah; Kanza; Mridhu; Aleena; Ayesha; Aliyah; Courteney; Asya; and Zobia. The photo and article apeared in the Reading Post on Wednesday 19 March 2014. A copy is available to view below.