The Silver DofE Award has been running in the school for several years and is open to any S4 pupil who has completed their Bronze Award. The demand for places is very high and limited by expedition requirements so places are allocated on a first come first served basis. The Silver group is supported throughout the session by Miss Reid while the Expedition section is run by two qualified Mountain Leaders from outside school, Kenneth Gibson and Peter Wells, with additional support from three parent Mountain Leaders and other volunteers.
The initial cost to cover registration, in-school support, training and a Bothy weekend is £40. In addition to this the Expedition section of the Award will cost approximately £40 for each expedition, Practice and Qualifier.