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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary programme intended to develop or improve skills, physical ability and self-motivation in young people. This is done in four different sections – volunteering, physical, skills and expedition.

Participants in the Award are using their own time to follow activities of their own choice. While guidance and support is available from the school the driving force behind ‘The Award’ must be the boys' own self-motivation. For some boys achieving the self-control required to complete the scheme is as big a hurdle as the components themselves. The Award is a non-competitive, equally available, voluntary and highly flexible scheme. There is the opportunity for participants to develop their personal interests, and due to the high demands on their time, boys are recommended to incorporate as many as possible of their existing activities into the Award.

This year all yr10 students will be given the opportunity to partake in the Silver DofE Award. In previous years students have completed the Bronze award but we are excited to be offering this new challenge to students. The Silver award does require a greater commitment from students however we feel it provides more opportunities for students to develop across the four sections.

DofE Award Sections

Adventurous, caring, sporty, creative… however you might describe yourself, the DofE is for you. Take a look at the Award sections below to start planning your own personal and unique journey. Silver timescales: Please click on the links for further information and ideas for activities.

As students will be direct entrants to the Silver award they must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.