Duke Of Edinburgh
A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who've achieved a DofE Award.
Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working.
There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
With the help of DofE Leaders, participants select their own programme of activities and set themselves objectives. It's not a competition or about being first, it's all about self-development.
Here’s what some of our students, who are taking part in the Bronze Award, think about taking their bronze award:
“The Duke of Edinburgh is fun because it’s a good way to get active and help people.” - Jamie
“I am looking forward to doing my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award because I get the chance to learn new skills in forest school.” - Daimon
“I am looking forward to learning how to play dodgeball for my physical skill because I have always wanted to play it.” - Liam
All of our seven students who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh received their Bronze Award in 2018 after completing a skill task, a physical task, a volunteering task and an expedition.