These are the extra-curricular activities currently on offer at DWC

  • Art Sculpture and 3D
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beading (Paid)
  • Bible Club
  • Catechism
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • College Magazine Club
  • Cookery (Paid)
  • Culture Dance
  • Debate Mate
  • Fashion and Textiles (Paid)
  • Football
  • French KS3
  • Spanish KS3
  • Gold
  • Gym
  • Hausa
  • Igbo
  • Inventor’s Club (Paid)
  • Karate and Taekwondo (Paid)
  • Library
  • Market Garden Project (Paid)
  • Maths Olympiad
  • Orchestra
  • Press Club
  • Rubix Cubing
  • Scouts
  • Soccer Academy (Paid)
  • Speech and Debating
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Vocal Ensemble
  • Volleyball
  • Writer’s Club

 

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Day Waterman College is offering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at three levels.  Each successive level requires a greater degree of commitment.

 

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The Award Programme grew out of the efforts of three men who were responding to the common anxiety about how best to engage young people.  It was set up in the United Kingdom in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip, Kurt Hahn, a German educationalist, and Lord Hunt, leader of the first successful ascent of Everest.

Based on the philosophy of Hahn, founder and headmaster of Gordonstoun School in Scotland, the Programme was designed around four sections: Rescue and Public Service Training, the Expedition, Pursuits and Projects, and Fitness.

As soon as the award was launched there was great interest from outside the United Kingdom.  It spread initially through the enthusiasm of international schools, but soon youth organisations across the Commonwealth were running the Programme.

By 1971 the Award operated in 31 counties; this had increased to 48 by 1989 as it spread beyond the boundaries of the Commonwealth.  The rapid expansion led to the formation of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association in 1988.  At the same time, the overall title of The International Award for Young People was adopted to describe the Award worldwide.

Today the Award operates in over 130 countries – 62 of these including Nigeria on a national basis.

The Award was first introduced in Nigeria by the then Head of State General Yakubu Gowon in the early 1970’s but was officially introduced on the 6th January 1986 by the former President General Ibrahim B. Babangida as a pilot scheme in the then Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development before it became independent in 1999.  The Nigerian Youth Award is member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association.

In Nigeria the Bronze is known as the Chairman’s Award, the Silver as the Governor’s Award and the Gold as the President’s Award.