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As part of the OSHL (Out of School Hours Learning) Programme, York High School gives pupils the opportunity to complete the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a programme of activities that can be undertaken by anyone aged 14 to 25 years of age. The D of E programme on average takes 1 year to complete. Around 275,000 participants  involved in the award in the United Kingdom.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (Bronze) has four sections. With assistance from the D of E leader, participants select and set objectives in each of the following area:

Volunteering - Undertaking service to individuals in the community

Physical - Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness

Skills - Developing practical and social skills and personal interests

Expedition - Planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey.

Each section must be done for a minimum period of time, activity must be monitored and then assessed.

Visit the Duke of Edinburgh's website for further information - www.dofe.org