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The Coleshill School has been running a successful Bronze Duke of Edinburgh program for four years and we are extremely proud of the students who have successfully completed the award.

The award gives our young people the chance to develop skills for life and work and fulfil their potential. The year requires all candidates to volunteer in and around our local community, learn a new skill and take part in regular physical activity. To conclude their award, they must complete a ‘Practice and Assessed’ Expedition, which is great fun for staff and students alike, and a fantastic way to finish the course.

If you would like more information about what Duke of Edinburgh entails please visit the DofE website


We currently have a team of 52 students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. 31 students in Year 11 and 21 students in Year 10. This is very exciting as this is the largest group of participants we have supported through their award!


We have been hosting Assemblies this week and wish to recruit 30 Year 9 students. Due to high levels of interest, students must complete an application form and return to Reception by Friday 10th November.  We will speak to ALL students that have applied and announce the DofE 2018 team by Friday 17th November.


Expedition season starts again in March 2018. We will keep you posted with further details.

YEAR 10 Practice Walk – March 2018. Start from The Coleshill School at 3:10pm and return to school by 4:00pm.

Go Outdoors demonstration – March 2018. Students will have to opportunity to try out and purchase equipment, at a discounted rate from Go Outdoors on Kingsbury Road, Erdington.

YEAR 10 Practice Expedition - Drop off at school and pick up from Kenilworth Castle – date TBC

YEAR 10 Assessed Expedition –Bromsgrove – date TBC


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