Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Duke of Edinburgh


 What have we achieved?

Our 2023/24 Achievements

 Our Gold Students: 2022-2024

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is a 24 mile (38.6km) round trip and includes a 1585m (5200ft) ascent, taking in the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Our aim: to complete the journey in under 12 hours. Six Year 12 students completing the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, took on this challenge, along with Mr Gaygan, Mrs Pegg, Mrs Sperling and Mick Fenwick; an experienced Mountain Leader and headteacher from a school in North Yorkshire. We began by driving up to stay overnight in Ingleton; a beautiful little village with great fish and chips and pizza. Open up the files to see how we got on....

The 3 Peaks of Yorkshire Challenge - Write up

The 3 Peaks of Yorkshire Challenge

The Successful Band of Brothers

What is The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Programme? 

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a nationally recognised programme in which young people undertake development in four areas (sections):

  1. Physical activity

  2. Skills

  3. Volunteering

  4. Expedition

There are three levels of award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. We are going to be running the Bronze award this year. At each level the amount of time and independence required for completion of each section is increased. At Bronze and Silver, the School will provide a level of support for each section, and monitor how well the challengers are completing their electronic log books (online). A certain level of parental support will be necessary for the young people to take on e.g. joining a sports club, attending music lessons or finding a volunteering opportunity. 

Completion of the Award gives a great sense of achievement. Anyone who achieves the Gold Award is invited to Buckingham Palace to receive their award from a member of the royal family. This was in the past the late Duke of Edinburgh himself. What’s more, the Award is valued by colleges, universities and employers because of the skills it helps the young people develop. Challengers can receive individual certificates for completing each section and so do not have to complete all sections to get a certificate. They do have to complete all sections to achieve the full award at Bronze, Silver or Gold.

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Duke of Edinburgh Information 




Homework / Prep

Term Dates


Performing Arts

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