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Duke of Edinburgh

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

Some information about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Doing their DofE can be a life-changing adventure for your child. On the way, they will do their own exciting and challenging programme of activities to help them reach their full potential. They’ll 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. They 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.

For all levels of D of E, students have to complete the following four sections: 

Take action and make a difference to the causes they care about. As well as this, making a difference in their local community is a massive part of their volunteering section. A great example of this is working at their local charity shop. 

Take part in a physical activity of their choice. This can range from playing football, going to the gym or dance lessons. 

Spend time improving their skills in the things they love to do. This can range from improving their cooking skills to enhancing their social skills.

Depending on the level of the award they are completing, depending on their time on the expedition. During their expedition, they will spend time outdoors exploring nature. 

Bronze Award: 

One section must be for 6 months, the remaining two will be 3 months. 

Volunteering: 3 or 6 months. 

Physical: 3 or 6 months.

Skill: 3 or 6 months 

Expedition for a duration of 2 days and 1 night. 

Silver Award: 

One section from the physical/skills section must be 6 months. 

Volunteering for: 6 Months 

Physical: 3 or 6 months 

Skill: 3 or 6 months

Expedition for a duration of 3 days and 2 nights. 

Gold Award: 

You must complete a residential section for Gold. 

Volunteering: 12 or 18 months

Physical: 6, 12 or 18 months

Skill: 6, 12 or 18 months

Expedition for a duration of 4 days and 3 nights. 

Residential for a duration of 5 days and 4 nights

If you would like any more information regarding D of E then contact Mr Fox 

Click here for more information D of E Website