Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Releasing Potential is qualified to deliver Duke of Edinburgh expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition for Releasing Potential School Students

Our full time Year 11 students are entered for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze as part of their final year experience with us. The annual Duke of Edinburgh residential expedition is the highlight of the school year. We see amazing results from the most hard-to-reach students, who get the opportunity to thrive away from the classroom setting, learn new skills and form stronger bonds with their peers and mentors.

Duke of Edinburgh for External Groups

We can offer expeditions for external groups and schools, using a range of formats, including canoeing, sailing or cycling. As experts in working with young people with Special Educational Needs, we specialise in providing an inclusive Duke-of-Edinburgh experience for all young people. We will discuss your requirements and design an incredible experience that all students can access, regardless of the challenges.

Bronze, Silver & Gold Expeditions

Releasing Potential is an approved activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme, based on the south coast with good coastal access and close to the South Downs. We have extensive knowledge of fantastic areas to run all three levels, whether on hills, riding, or on the water using canals, rivers or the coastline.

Releasing Potential specialises in both mountain biking and water-based expeditions (canoeing, sailing and rowing) and are experts in adapting expeditions to cater for young people with additional needs.

Releasing Potential offers:

  • Supervisors
  • Assessors
  • Canoes
  • Paddles
  • Canoe Trolleys
  • Waterproof spray jackets & trousers
  • Waterproof Storage barrels
  • Buoyancy Aids
  • Drybags for kit storage
  • Group First aid kits
  • Group Shelters
  • Map & Compass
  • Waterproof Map Cases
  • Tents
  • Cooking stoves & equipment

Prices start from £55 per person per day for training and expeditions.

The first 200 miles are included in the price per trip; after that a additional mileage fee will be charged. Costs for water-based expeditions are based on 2 people per boat, and a minimum of 6 people in a group.

We also run Linkenholt Adventure Centre in Hampshire, which is used by external Duke of Edinburgh groups. This site can be booked between March and November for expedition purposes.

Please contact Toby Armley, our Expeditions Lead, for further details on 023 9247 9762 or via info@releasingpotential.com.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award


Our team of enthusiastic and highly-qualified instructors will help your students to make incredible memories.

Don’t just take our word for it – take a look at The Petersfield School’s most recent Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition with Releasing Potential.


Releasing Potential Outdoor Education
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court

Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 4622100

Linkenholt Company No: 9984771


023 9247 9762