Duke of Edinburgh Award
An adventure from start to finish, pupils make incredible memories, from trying new hobbies and volunteering in the community to camping under glaciers and alongside mountain streams.
We are proud to offer the DofE award programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and we see a fantastic take-up at all levels amongst pupils from Senior 10 through to Sixth Form.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
The award is not competitive. Instead, it places great emphasis on personal development through working individually and as part of a team towards a challenging goal.
The Award encourages pupils to develop skills that are complementary to those they develop in School. Doing the ‘DofE’ allows pupils to thrive as mature, empathetic and engaged citizens. Most of all, it allows them to make friends and to have fun.
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