The D of E award is available to all students as part of the weekly enrichment programme at Saxmundham Free School. This excellent scheme develops skills, fitness, demonstrates commitment, and resilience to adversity.
The Award broadly consists of the following sections:
- Volunteering – helping someone, your community or the environment;
- Physical – becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities;
- Skills – developing existing talents or trying something new;
- Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey.
The expeditions form a major part of the award. Map skills and camp craft skills are tested initially near to home around Suffolk for the Bronze Award.
As well as leaving our students with an enormous satisfaction and sense of achievement on gaining the Award, it is also highly enjoyable and leaves them with an achievement admired by many employers.