The popularity of the outdoor pursuit programmes at the College leads naturally to a programme of expeditions both within the United Kingdom and beyond. Recent overseas expeditions have included canoeing in France, treks in Guyana, the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco and Ecuador.

The D of E Award Scheme is hugely popular at Ellesmere College and we fully understand the benefits that our pupils stand to gain from such a rewarding Scheme.

The essence of the Scheme is to provide our pupils with a challenge that incorporates enterprise, initiative and leadership skills - all of which are highly regarded by prospective employers.

If pupils would like to participate in practical, cultural and adventurous activities, having a concern for their development, then the Award Scheme is very much for them.

There are four Sections at each level of the Award Scheme -

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition - with an additional fifth Residential Section at Gold level.