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.


  Volunteering

   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  


  Physical

  Quite wide ranging but with same parameters as the Hobby.  


  Skill

  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.      


  Expedition

  Including practice walks, camps and training sessions.


 

Updated Sep 2017