Duke of Edinburgh

Maharishi School

Duke of Edinburgh

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Duke of Edinburgh

The Maharishi School became a Licenced Duke of Edinburgh Organisation, giving us the ability to run the programme in our school. In the first year, 22 pupils from year 11 and 10 (more than 80% of the year groups) started their Bronze award. Many of the year 11 group went on to complete their awards at college, but of the 22, 15 received their Bronze Award at a ceremony in the school before leaving.

We are now in our 6th year of providing the programme in our school. In this time 5 groups have completed the Bronze award and we are currently starting our 6th Bronze group and our 4th Silver group.

Pupils have been showing real initiative and independent focus choosing and completing a variety of skills, volunteering opportunities and physical activities, for example, learning to touch type, volunteering at Children Society charity shops, free-running, deep sea diving, sailing,  learning to read and translating Korean; learning to cook.

We are especially proud of our pupils’ demonstration of leadership, cooperation, perseverance and positivity which they demonstrate repeatedly when they do their expeditions, sometimes in quite challenging circumstances like the very high temperatures of the summer of 2018.