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.
Updated Sep 2017
Students MUST attend all weekends.
13th-15th April 2018
Day walk on the Mendips
12th-13th May 2018
Trip to the Quantocks
7th-8th July 2018
Trip to Exmoor