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Duke of Edinburgh

From January 2021, we will be launching the Duke of Edinburgh Certificate of Achievement for all Year 9 pupils at Mercia School. The Duke of Edinburgh Certificate of Achievement is an exciting opportunity for pupils to be recognised for the skills and values they develop here at Mercia School.

All pupils in Year 9 will pursue the Certificate of Achievement which commends them for their commitment to developing a skill, a physical element and volunteering within the community over a 6-month period. The vast majority of pupils will then upgrade their Certificate of Achievement to the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award by also undertaking an outdoor expedition trip at the end of the summer term. We are so excited to get started, if you would like more information of the Duke of Edinburgh Award have a look at the Parent Information Booklet below. 

80 Year 9 pupils successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh in July 2021.