The training sessions take place every Tuesday evening, and participants need to attend one training session a month. These training sessions are from 7 – 9 p.m. and take place in the school theatre.

Gold participants attend one Tuesday session and Silver’s attend another. For Bronze, due to the number of participants, there are two available Bronze sessions, and participants would need to attend one of the two.


 Letters regarding Duke of Edinburgh

pdf SWGS Enrolment Form pdf Equipment Booking Form pdf Bronze Information 2017/18 pdf Bronze Consent/Medical From 2017/18
pdf Silver Information 2017/18 pdf Silver Consent/Medical Form 2017/18 pdf Gold Information 2017/18 pdf Gold Consent/Medical Form 2017/18
pdf DofE Participants Guide pdf Suggested Kit List pdf Meeting Dates Coming Soon pdf Enrolment Administration Fee
pdf Gold D of E at South Wilts Grammar School      


Where there are two day walks/assessed expeditions listed, you only need to attend one day walk and one assessment.

If you would like any further information, please contact Sandra Morris at

Duke of Edinburgh 2016/17 - Expedition/training weekends

Bronze Award

Date Expedition
Sunday 4th December 2016 Day Walk for Team 1
Saturday 10th December – 11th December 2016 Planning weekend for half of the groups.
Sunday 8th January 2017 Day walk for Team 2
Saturday 18th February - Sunday 19th February 2017 Planning Weekend for half of the groups.
Saturday 22st April – Sunday 23nd April 2017 Practice expedition for all groups
Saturday 29th April – Sunday 30th April 2017 Assessed Expedition 1
Saturday 3rd June –  Sunday 4th June 2017 Assessed Expedition 2

 All young people need to attend one day walk, one planning weekend, one pratice and one assessed expedition.

Silver Award

Date Expedition
 Friday p.m. 27th – Sunday 29th January 2017 Planning weekend for all groups
Sunday 12th March 2017 Day Walk 1
Saturday a.m. 8th - Monday p.m. 10th April 2017 Practice Expedition for all groups
Leave at 1 p.m. Friday 30th June - Monday p.m. 3rd July 2017 Assessed  expedition


All young people need to attend one day walk, one planning weekend, one successful practice and one assessed expedition

Gold Award

Date Expedition
Friday 2 p.m. 18th – Sunday p.m. 20th November 2016 Planning weekend for all groups
Friday a.m. 24th February – Sunday p.m. 26th February 2017 Training weekend for all groups
Friday p.m. 26th - Monday evening 29th May 2017 Practice Expedition 1
Thursday p.m. 28th July –  Wednesday p.m. 3rd  August 2017 Assessed expedition for all groups

It is compulsory to attend the planning weekend, training weekend, one successful practice and one assessment.



Direct Training/planning Weekend – Friday p.m. 9th September – Sunday p.m. 11th September 2016

Direct Training Expedition – Friday a.m. 14th October – Sunday p.m. 16th October 2016

Direct entrants are students who have not completed Bronze and wish to start Silver, or students who did not complete silver and want to go directly to Gold.

Students who join SWGS from other schools and wish to enrol for Silver or Gold, will also need to attend these additional training weekends.

Eco Schools
South West academic Trust
ESafety Mark
Maths and Computing
International School Award
Healthy School