At Space Inclusive we feel that it’s important for our clients to aim high. For some of them, that includes achieving things that they never previously thought was possible. Thanks to Space’s support though, they are. We set up a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group in order to give clients the chance not just to have fun but achieve something at the same time.
For people who may not be aware of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award it was set up by Prince Philip, who went to the Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun. At Gordonstoun there was a policy of just educating pupils, but giving them a great work ethos as well as keeping fit and healthy. The Duke of Edinburgh was so inspired by this that he set the Award Scheme up to the same chances to every young person from all walks of life.
There are three areas which are covered during the Duke of Edinburgh’s award –
- Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.
- Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
- Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
- Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.
Our clients thoroughly enjoy the challenge of all these areas, and, with our assistance, are working through each task. As part of this a group has taken up playing badminton – this is the Physical activity they are undertaking.
We’ll keep you up to date with the progress of our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group – especially when the receive the award!