What does the programme consist of?

It is a four Section Programme with three progressive levels.
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
Our students will be striving to complete Bronze award which consists of: 3 months of volunteering; we will offer two programs depending on the nature of the student.
  • Off-site work with the community, mostly at Norris Green Youth Centre and Grow Speke: Community Garden
  • On-site care for our school. Activities include gardening, creating displays, litter picking, groundskeeping, cooking/ baking for staff and students, general cleaning and maintenance to site.
6 months of practising a skill; participants will choose one of the following AEP options to use as their skill:
  • Cookery
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Construction
  • Hair and Beauty
 3 months of physical activity; participants will complete a multi-sport physical activity program involvingGym fitness
  • Gym Fitness
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
One overnight expedition; 6 hours planned activity each day. Accommodation must be by camping or other simple self-catering accommodation (e.g. camping barns or bunkhouses).


LEEP Duke of Edinburgh Curriculum plan:

3x lessons a week per class.
Single lessons will be used to keep up with admin and expedition preparation. If admin is up to date, single lessons can be used to accrue further hours in physical activity or skill.

Double lessons will be practical, participants will be given a choice of physical activity or arts and crafts.
However, all students must complete at least 13 hours of physical activity so all students should be encouraged to participate in physical activity as they can pick up hours of a skill in other AEP options such as cookery, hair and beauty or construction. The arts and crafts program is a back-up for any students that refuse to participate in the gym program.