Duke of Edinburgh

Glengormley High School provides students with the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This Extra-Curricular programme allows students to experience a variety of new skills and challenge themselves in an outdoor setting.
Glengormley High School is also very proud to be one of the only schools in Northern Ireland to offer participants the chance to complete the Expedition section of the award by canoe as well as hillwalking creating a unique experience.

 

Bronze – for those aged 14+ years

         Section

           Timescale

Volunteering

3 months

Physical

3 months

Skills

3 months

Expedition

2 days/1 night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Silver – for those aged 15+ years

           Section

          Timescale

Volunteering

6 months

Physical

3 or 6 months

Skills

3 or 6 months

Expedition

2 days/1 night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One section of Physical and Skills must be for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Duke of Ed: Ballypatrick Forest

10 pupils from Year 10 just successfully completed their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition. These pupils headed off early on Saturday morning and navigated their way around Ballypatrick Forest before heading to Watertop Open Farm to camp. At the farm they had the opportunity to see rabbits, puppies, a llama and more. The pupils cooked their own food for the evening, particularly popular were super noodles and beans. On the Sunday they headed off again after a good night’s sleep to complete their journey, visiting a vanishing lake along the way. All pupils performed exemplarily throughout the weekend and can now look forward to their qualifying expedition along the north coast in June.

Duke of Ed do Divis

On Saturday 9 Year 10 pupils completed their first hike as part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. These pupils are working towards their Bronze Award and on Saturday got the chance to put what they have learnt in school into practice. The group navigated their way around Black Mountain, where they enjoyed some great views over Belfast, then had lunch at the bottom of Divis where they made themselves some hot chocolate before climbing to the summit. The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves, we are now looking forward to and overnight hike in Ballypatrick Forest in 2 weeks.