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D of E

Our school runs the Duke of Edinburgh's Award which aims to inspire, guide and support young people in their self development and recognises their achievements. 

Duke of Edinburgh


Doing the DofE can be a life-changing adventure for you. On the way, you will do exciting and challenging programme of activities to help you reach your full potential. You will learn new skills, help others, have fun, make new friends and gain a great sense of achievement. Employers, colleges and universities really value Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards and know what it says about someone who’s an Award holder.

For young people, a DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who they are or where they’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass them by.

At our school you have the opportunity to do programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, which all lead to a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if they’re going for Gold). You will find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

If this is something that you think you would be interested in speak to Mr Jones or Mrs Rycroft.