Duke of Edinburgh

Ms Karen Coulson (D of E Leader)
Email: [email protected]

The DofE is a life-changing programme that offers students the opportunity to learn new skills for work and life, get fitter, make a difference and broaden their horizons. It is a nationally recognised programme with millions of young people involved across the UK.

On the award you will have to complete three sections, volunteering, physical and skills. There are loads of activities to choose from and almost anything can count towards your DofE. Maybe you want to try something new? Or get better at something you already do? Your DofE can be whatever you want it to be. Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can fit in around your studies and life outside school. 

DofE has not stopped and the programme has been adapted to continue during the Covid 19 restrictions. The programme is currently being offered to Year 9, 10 and Sixth Form with students working towards a certificate until expeditions can restart to allow the completion of the Bronze Award. 

This year we are delighted to offer the Silver award which allows pupils to develop upon the skills learned previously and enhance these skills further culminating in a three-day and two-night expedition trip with your DofE group.  

Further to this we are also developing towards a Gold DofE which will include a four-day three-night expedition trip with your DofE group. To complete a Gold DofE award is a fantastic achievement and one which will set pupils apart from others when applying for College applications or it can be very useful when CV writing.    

DofE is a fantastic award which will be something pupils will remember forever while also giving pupils the opportunity to develop character traits like focus, motivation and teamwork skills as well as the AIRR values of Aspiration, Independence, Resilience and Respect. DofE can boost your mental health and wellbeing and help you face and overcome personal challenges. All while giving you the memories of a lifetime.

You can find more information on the DofE website