Radnor House provide you with the opportunity to enrol on the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award to help broaden your social, academic and physical horizons, whilst developing a new range of skills. At Radnor House we like to do the expedition a bit differently with the opportunity to walk and kayak your route in the fantastic landscapes in Wales and Scotland. The award will require you to demonstrate all four of the Radnor House values; Excellence, Courage, Respect and Perseverance. The award is available to all of you and provides a great opportunity to work with new and old peers towards the goal of completing the award and attending St James’s Palace to receive it.
The aim of the Gold Award is to develop a range of skills as well as you as a person. The requirements are:
•Twelve months on your Volunteering section. For Physical and Skills you must spend twelve months on one and six months on the other - you decide which way round you do it.
•Your expedition will be for four days and three nights (plus an acclimatisation day) and should take place in 'wild country'.
•The big difference for the Gold Award is you'll also do a Residential section - staying away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity with people you don't know. It is great fun and a real chance to do something different!
•If you’ve jumped straight into your Gold programme you’ll need to do a further six months either volunteering or whichever one of your physical or skills activities you spent the most time on.