Duke of Edinburgh Awards

The DofE is a prestigious award which encourages student’s independence through the development of physical skills, volunteering in the community, expedition training and learning of new skills.

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.
To achieve each one participants must pay for a ‘Participation Place’ through a Licensed Organisation such as BVC and complete a programme of activities in four or five sections. These 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.
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.

For more information please visit the DofE website.


 

Helen Slipper
Acting Head of Science Faculty
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