Scone Grammar School students are able to participate in the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award Programmes at School. Participation by the students is voluntary. Those attempting the awards are encouraged to learn through experience and to enjoy themselves in the process, but a degree of self-discipline, enterprise and effort is a basic requirement.
Expeditions are organised by the School to The Barrington Tops National Park. Some of these expeditions take place during school term time and some during holidays and weekends. Students are encouraged to be independent and assess all risks. Students are supervised “at a distance” so that the group can make decisions whilst on expedition. A member of staff and parents accompany all expeditions.
The Bronze and Silver Award programmes comprise four mandatory sections: Service, Skills, Expedition and Physical Recreation. The Gold Award has, as well as the above four, an additional requirement of a Residential Project Service, Skills, Expedition and Physical Recreation.
Bronze Award (14 years and over)
|Service||Choose one form of service and undergo appropriate briefing and then undertake practical service,
15 hours spread over 3 months or complete an appropriate course of specialised training, e.g. First Aid.
|Skills||Choose a skill (hobby) and follow it for a minimum of either 3 or 6 months.|
|Expedition||Undertake and complete training and practice trip and then complete a test expedition of a minimum of two
days including one night. The training for the expeditions takes place after school on Thursdays.
|Physical Recreation||Improve overall performance and knowledge of one chosen activity and perform regularly for a minimum of 3 months.|
Silver Award (14 years and over)
|Service||Takes place over 3 or 6 months.|
|Skills||12 months for Direct Silver entrants or 6 months for those who have completed Bronze.|
|Expedition||Two practice trips and a test expedition (minimum 3 days and 2 nights).|
|Physical Recreation||Over at least 6 months..|
Gold Award (16 years and over)
|Service||Of at least 6 months.|
|Skills||12 months for those who have completed Silver.|
|Expedition||Three practice trips and a test expedition (minimum 4 days and 3 nights).|
|Physical Recreation||Over at least 6 months.|
|Residential Project||Undertake some shared activity, either through voluntary service or training away from home for a period of 5 consecutive days.|