Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh can mean different things to different people.  Some enjoy the concept of being with, and making, new friends.  Others may be more interested in the physical, as well as the mental, willpower that it requires.  Whatever your decision or goal, you will not be disappointed.

To me, Duke of Edinburgh offered a perfect opportunity to speak to those who, in normal school life, I may not have thought of doing so.  Furthermore, it was a great chance for me to test not just my physical and mental willpower, but also my capacity to push on and complete the task.  Most importantly, however, the chance to come together as a group (teachers included) was great for everyone's mental well-being.  The sports, the conversations, the commitment, and the arguments all go to make you who you are!

The team/individual effort, mixed with the odd bit of competitiveness, is a lifetime experience.  Don't miss it!

Hugh Pickering-Carter, Ex-Student

Click here to see a selection of photographs from Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

For all training/expedition dates see the School Calendar and use the Duke of Edinburgh filter

MHS receive a Centre of Excellence certificate for the Duke of Edinburgh Award


Mark Farmer (Head Teacher), met the Duke of Edinburgh when he was invited to join Moulsham students at the Gold Award Presentation Ceremony at St. James's Palace.


The Essex Chronicle recently ran a feature on how the challenges offered by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme benefit Moulsham High School students and how, with more than 150 students taking part each year, Moulsham is one of the biggest DofE Award participants in Essex.  Click here to read more...