If you’re currently in Year 8 & 9, you’d have the opportunity to sign up to do your Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) this term.
The DofE is a chance to gain new skills and interests, get fir, have fun and broaden your horizons. And, when you complete your programme, you’ll achieve a highly respected Award that can help open doors in the future, whatever you’re hoping to do.
The DofE’s non-competitive and open to all young people – it’s about setting your own personal aims, overcoming your own challenges and pushing your boundaries.
You’ll do four sections; Skills, Volunteering, Physical and your Expedition. You can choose your activities – either improving something you already do or discovering something completely new.
During and in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, participants who complete their Skills. Volunteering and Physical sections will receive a special DofE Certificate of Achievement – a formal recognition, by the DofE, of the efforts you’ve made and the skills you’ve gained at this extraordinary time. When you go on to do your expedition you’ll also achieve your DofE Award.
If you are interested please make sure that you choose the DofE Award as your electives choice for Terms 2 and 3. Find out more about our awards here.