Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The bronze DofE Award is offered to year 10 students. The award develops students’ skills, confidence and importantly a view on life that employers, colleges and universities are looking for.
Whilst enrolled on the award students are expected to complete a personal programme of activities designed to challenge them both physically and mentally. The award consists of 4 disciplines which all enrolled students will be required to complete. These will last for either 3 or 6 months.
They are: -
· Volunteering in the their community
· Regularly participating in a physical activity
· Learning a new skill
· Completing an expedition (including training weekends and walks)
Please see the DofE coordinator Mr Richards in Student Support if you would like to get involved, whether you are a complete novice or have lots of experience in the area.
Working over a period of time providing support for a group or
local community organisation or taking a short course in a designated area, e.g. first aid
Quite wide ranging but with same parameters as the Hobby.
To follow an interest or skill e.g. photography over a period of six
months and show measurable improvement. Usually this is monitored
by an adult with an interest in the field of study.
Including practice walks, camps and training sessions.