Duke of Edinburgh Award

Every pupil starts their Bronze D of E Award in Leckby(NCY 9), and completes it in the Michaelmas term of Eldmire. Pupils wishing to complete their Silver D of E Award will start in the summer term of Eldmire (NCY 10) and complete it in the Michaelmas term of Thornton (NCY 11).

Our pupils choose an incredible variety of activities to complete the four different sections:

Volunteering: Pupils work in the community helping the elderly, assisting in the leadership of youth groups such as Cub Scouts and Brownies, acting as voluntary sports coaches or working for a hospice or charity shop.

Skills: Cundall Manor pupils can and do pursue the most varied skills from playing an instrument to horse handling or cookery, and from building an aquarium for Pre-Prep to drama, photography or chicken rearing. We have some talented staff who are only too happy to help by encouraging and assessing.

Physical: This can be done through membership of a cricket or rugby team or equally through horse riding, swimming or outdoor pursuits. Cundall Manor pupils are usually spoilt for choice on this one!

Expedition: There is a training programme throughout the year in navigation, first aid and campcraft. This also involves practice walks with staff and two expeditions with remote supervision, in preparation for their unaccompanied and assessed expedition. We train our pupils up to a sufficient standard to walk or cycle safely in their groups in areas such as Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

The D of E offers something for everyone and the numbers opting to do Silver are a good indication of the popularity of the scheme at Cundall Manor School, something we are very proud of.