The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Catmose College

During 2018/19 our Duke of Edinburgh’s Award gave our students the opportunity to volunteer and give back an incredible 4836 hours to the local community, increase their fitness, develop their practical and social skills, take part in expeditions and undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home. It is important to recognise the achievements that each of our students have made. They have worked extremely hard and given up lots of their own time in addition to their normal school workload over the last 12 months, in order to complete their activities. Students have gained valuable experiences from volunteering within our local community. Activities such as working with the environment and animals, working within Charity shops, assisting in schools, helping with Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Guides, helping the elderly and working in groups to raise money for charities are just some of the activities our students have completed.

Students have succeeded in meeting the challenge, throughout their DofE journey we have seen character and resilience grow which are as crucial to our student’s future success as academic achievement, preparing them for life outside of the academic environment as robust and confident individuals.

We are very pleased again to be able to offer students the opportunity to take part in the Bronze & Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.  This is a fantastic way for your child to gain confidence, discover hidden talents, make new friends, help others and challenge themselves in an exciting and enjoyable way. The Awards are nationally recognised and are looked upon favourably by colleges and universities.

If you would like more information on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award please contact the College via email on