All Year 9 pupils work to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Large numbers of pupils then go on to complete their Silver Award (Year 10) and Gold Award (Year 13) as an extracurricular activity. The Blue Coat School is the largest Duke of Edinburgh provider in the North West.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is one of the main ways in which we help young people to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential, and become a good and responsible citizen, and leader in our society. It involves developing a skill which builds commitment and confidence; volunteering, and making a positive difference to the lives of others; and planning for and undertaking an expedition, which requires teamwork, listening and consideration, self-reliance, and some stoicism.
On the way pupils also learn a range of very practical skills, including map skills, basic first aid, cooking and outdoor risk management. The course is fully inclusive; appropriate adjustments are made so that all pupils can participate. It is very practical, offers a huge choice, and is fun! The award is highly regarded by both employers and universities.
The Blue Coat School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust
Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is www.cranmereducationtrust.com and the phone number 0161 785 5082.