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Junior Duke Award

What is the Junior Duke Award?

Junior Dukes is an award scheme inspired by the Duke of Edinburgh Award and aimed at primary students that encourages the development of valuable life skills. There are six levels:

  • Silver Mini Duke (Year 1)
  • Gold Mini Duke (Year 2)
  • Bronze Junior Duke (Year 3)
  • Silver Junior Duke (Year 4)
  • Gold Junior Duke (Year 5)
  • Platinum Junior Duke (Year 6)

What Experiences Are Students Involved In As A Result?

Each of the six levels contain fourteen challenges. In order to complete a level, students need to complete ten of these challenges successfully. Challenges include mastering skills such as first aid, ICT, languages, art, drama, music, sport, cookery, puncture repair amongst a variety of cultural experiences. Students will be given many of the necessary skills in school, but the award also requires time and commitment during their own time.

How does the Junior Duke Benefit Our Students?

The skills gained through taking part in the Duke awards are valuable for our students both in school and in later life. Students gain confidence, independence, resilience and adaptability when embarking on the challenges within each level. By taking part in the Duke awards, students become better equipped to deal with the everyday challenges. Children love to do things without help. They simply need the time and space to explore, learn from their mistakes and to learn to be safe. 


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