The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
'' We have a strong Duke of Edinburgh's Award group at Bury Grammar School. Pupils from Year 9 take on the Bronze Award up to members of Year 13 pursuing the prestigious Gold Level Award. As a teacher you really see the skills, determination and resilience in our pupils as they work towards their award. Whether it is them telling you about volunteering with local charities or seeing the smiles on their faces after having completed a challenging hike with their friends the Duke of Edinburgh's Award brings out the very best in our pupils and students.''
Mr A Dennis
'' Our daughter was initially reluctant to take part in D of E, but we are all delighted that she did. It is a superbly organised award, with teachers giving up their own valuable time to manage and facilitate the scheme. It has simply helped to transform our daughter- she has more confidence, new skills, is fitter than she ever has been and her social skills have improved significantly. Best of all though, she has had lots of fun whilst doing it- I would wholeheartedly recommend this award to everyone. ''
Year 10 Parent