DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD
Administration of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme falls under the Outdoor Education umbrella but, of course, only one quarter of the scheme is actually about expeditions. All IV Form boys at Merchiston are expected to undertake a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh expedition, with participation at Silver and Gold level on a purely voluntary basis.
The venue for the Gold expeditions tends to change on an annual basis, although the practice is traditionally held in the Lakes/North Yorkshire. Some boys have used their participation in an overseas expedition to satisfy the award criteria.