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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E) is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, and is highly regarded by universities, colleges, and employers. The Award has 3 levels Bronze, Silver and Gold and is a programme of voluntary activities that challenges young people to experience adventure, acquire new skills and to serve others. It is split into four sections; volunteering, physical, skill, and expedition. The award is non-competitive, pupils choose their own personalised programme of activities and need to commit to these for a specific length of time to achieve an award. 

The school fully supports this unique programme which is well known for developing important life skills in young people such as; confidence, independence, commitment, leadership and teamwork. Completing a DofE award can really help young people stand out from the crowd, enhance mental health and build resilience and the school is committed to ensuring all pupils can access this fantastic programme.   

Below are some further benefits your child may develop from taking part and we hope many will choose to get involved. Above all by choosing their own activities most Year 9’s also have great fun achieving this award!   

  • Self-belief and self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Initiative and a sense of responsibility
  • A real awareness of their strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time effectively
  • Learning from and giving to others in the community
  • Forming new friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and teamworking skills

For more information about the award, visit the Duke of Edinburgh award website

D of E

Or contact the academy DofE Manager Emma McCallum: