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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a programme undertaken by young people between the ages of 14-24. There are three levels to the programme Bronze, Silver and Gold. Matravers works with Wiltshire Council to deliver these awards to ensure our pupils gain the most from their participation.
Each Level has a variety of sections to it, all participants have to complete a voluntary, physical and skill based activity for a set period chosen by them. In addition to this, participants must undertake an expedition which becomes more challenging as they progress through the Award. Upon reaching Gold level, participants are also required to complete a residential project undertaking a shared activity away from home.
At Matravers we have staff in place to help support your child’s participation in this scheme, regularly running workshops and expeditions.

 

The National Navigation Awards

Matravers School is one of only 2 schools in Wiltshire to operate the The National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) which is a personal performance, non-competitive, incentive scheme for all ages to learn navigation skills and gain confidence to get out and enjoy the countryside.

NNAS courses are delivered throughout the country by over 450 providers

* Would you like to enhance your enjoyment of the countryside?

* Would you like to develop sound navigation skills and practice including planning your own walking routes?

* Would you like to gain confidence at map reading whether the weather is clear or misty?

* In doing so, you could achieve a personal performance award in navigation at the NNAS Bronze, Silver or Gold Levels, validated to a national standard.

For further information please contact the Outdoor Education Leader, Mr E Fairnington:  efairnington@matravers.wilts.sch.uk