Training schedule for Year 10 Silver Award students 2019 - 2020

All training sessions are held in the Student Services Hub 

Thursday 26 September    Lunchtime
Thursday 24 October    Lunchtime
Tuesday 19 November     Afternoon
Thursday 12 December    Lunchtime
Tuesday 7 January    Afternoon
Tuesday 11 February    Afternoon
Friday 15 March    Lunchtime
Tuesday 24 March    Afternoon
Saturday 25 April    Training day walk
Tuesday 12 May    Afternoon
Route plans will need to be completed prior to the practice expedition
Thursday 25 June    Kit collection
Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 June    Practice expedition
Route plans will need to be completed prior to the practice expedition and an expedition aim
Saturday 11, Sunday 12 and Monday 13 July    Assessed expedition
Presentation of group activity


Whitecross Hereford Duke of Edinburgh award scheme was delighted in their successful Lottery bid application for Awards for All Grant, receiving £6008. This valuable income has been spent on essential equipment including tents, rucksacks, cook stoves, first aid equipment and more, meaning that the scheme really is accessible to all without having to invest in expensive kit.It has also been used to fund necessary training for staff, including Outdoor First Aid Training for all Duke of Edinburgh volunteers.


2016 marked the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. People across the country have taken on the Diamond challenge to raise money to help young disadvantaged people in their area. Mrs Boucher and Mrs Davis have both completed a challenge; Mrs Davis paddled down the River Wye and this really was a challenge for her as she has a fear of deep water whilst Mrs Boucher went for something slightly different, swimming on Christmas day before her dinner! They have both raised valuable funds for young people in Herefordshire.