Duke of Edinburgh Award

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We are delighted to be launching the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award for our year 9 and 10 students who will have the opportunity to join this life-changing adventure.

Important Dates: 

  • Pupil Meeting (Gold) – 12:40 PM2 – Wednesday 15th November
  • Pupil Meeting (Bronze/ Silver) – 15:10pm (Room TBA) – Thursday 16th November
  • Enrolment Form/ Initial payment due – Monday 27th November
  • Bronze Expedition Dates – Training – 22nd – 23rd March / Assessed – 3rd – 4th May 
  • Silver Expedition Dates – Training – 17th – 19th May /Assessed – 21st – 23rd June
  • Gold Expedition Dates – Training 16th – 19th May / Assessed – 20th – 23rd June

The DofE helps young people build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.

Why do DofE? 

The DofE is non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves, whatever their background, interests and abilities. It gives young people the chance to make new friends, follow their passions, learn new skills and make a difference to the community. Achieving a DofE Award is a great way to impress employers too. It helps young people to see themselves differently and gain a new level of confidence. We always say that after taking on your DofE, you know that whatever life throws at you, you’re ready to deal with it.  


How it works  

There are three levels to the Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve their Bronze/ Silver Award, your young person will need to complete four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition. Young people can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need. The Expedition involves spending two days and one night (Bronze) or three days and two nights (Silver) in the countryside. We provide comprehensive training beforehand to ensure everyone is fully prepared and has the best possible experience.’

More information can be found on The Duke of Edinburgh Award website and via the downloadable files below:


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