Duke of Edinburgh

Why do DofE?

Doing their DofE is a brilliant way for your young person to discover just how much they are capable of. It gives young people the chance to make new friends, follow their passions, learn new skills and make a difference in our community. Achieving a DofE Award is a great way to impress employers too. It helps young people to see themselves differently and gain a new level of confidence. We always say that after taking on your DofE, you know that whatever life throws at you, you’re ready to deal with it. The DofE is non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves, whatever their background, interests and abilities.

There are three levels of DofE Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

To achieve their Award, your young person will need to complete four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition [add Residential for Gold].

Young people can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need. The Expedition involves spending [two/three/four] days and [one/two/three] nights in the countryside. We provide comprehensive training beforehand to ensure everyone is fully prepared and has the best possible experience.

All Year 9 students will be invited to take part.

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