Halsey Road, Kempston, Bedfordshire, MK42 8AU
Telephone: 01234407100
Fax: 01234407110
Email:  grange@biltt.org

Primary students will return on Wednesday 6th Jan 2021. Secondary students years 7 - 11 will return to school on 11th Jan 2021. Click Covid (Jan 2021) for info.

 Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an outstanding initiative aimed at 14 to 24 year olds.  It offers young people the opportunity to take part in a highly-regarded, challenging and fulfilling scheme. The award is a national run charity with the aim of developing young people and the skills they have.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award was founded, and is patroned by Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, in 1956.  During this time, the scheme has been dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds and is the widest reaching programme of any UK youth charity with 275,000 young people (30,000 are from disadvantaged backgrounds) taking part every year.  

Duke of Edinburgh at Grange 

Grange Academy has been successfully providing the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme since 2012.

We currently offer support in achieving Bronze and Silver Award at Grange Academy:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Year 9-11
  • Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award Year 11-13

Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh Award is a valuable, nationally recognised, award which will improve your child’s Curriculum Vitae for future applications to college or work. We also have lots of fun, learn new skills and learn to work as a supportive team.

If your child wishes he/she can join in our activities to work towards his/her award or, if he/she is already learning new skills, volunteering or doing a physical activity in his/her own time this can be recorded by the organisation he/she is working with; who will liaise with the D of E leader. We meet every Monday and Wednesday 3.30 – 5.00pm for the Bronze Award. The Silver group is full for the rest of this academic year.

The cost of joining the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is a one off payment of £25.

We offer the following activities for Bronze Award:

  • Skills: Learning about growing vegetables, marketing and selling
  • Physical: Archery
  • Volunteering: We complete tasks around school as required
  • Expedition: Will be organised by Mrs Bailes and Mr Mills as they are both D of E leaders and Mrs Bailes is an expedition assessor. This will consist of 2 days independent walking carrying everything pupils need for an overnight camp. Participants will plan their own routes, cook their own food and erect their tents, all of which is taught during the D of E sessions.