Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the UK’s leading youth achievement award and has helped countless young people all over the world to develop confidence, resilience, compassion, leadership and communication skills, and much more.

For over 70 years, the Charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people, including many Strathallan pupils, encouraging them to take part in volunteering, physical activities, life skills and expeditions.

The Award, which is divided into three progressive levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold is a fun adventure and major challenge which provides an added edge when applying for college, university or a job.

Bronze, silver and gold levels

Strathallan offers all three levels of the award. Pupils can opt to take part from Fourth Form onwards and achieve their award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections– Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

We believe in encouraging pupils to be personally responsible for earning their own award, as opposed to relying on their teachers, Housemaster/mistress or parents. So, while we support and encourage them, a key element is every pupil taking responsibility for their own progress. As a result, we see a huge sense of achievement and some real life-changing results.