Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)
What is DofE?
- A life-changing experience.
- A fun time with friends.
- An opportunity to discover new interests and talents.
- A tool to develop essential skills for life.
We offer the DofE programme to pupils between the ages of 14-19 year-olds
There are three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold.
The 4 sections for Bronze and Silver are:
- Voluntary Work
- Physical Recreation
Achieving a DofE Award is not a competition or about being first. It is all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through the DofE programme, our students have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, social skills, pupil’s employability, leadership, communication and drive.
Our students can achieve the same level as any student in a mainstream setting.
This year our students have been working hard through three of the sections.
Our DofE participants have been out and about the local area and parks picking up litter to ensure its clean and tidy.
Our participants have completed many walks around the local area including Rivington, Birkacre and Abby Village. We have also looked at how to use a compass to help us find our way around.
Our participants have been building their camping and woodland skills in this section.
- Making fires safely
- Using a kelly Kettle to make hot chocolate
- Whittling wood to make tent pegs and marshmallow roasting sticks
- Building dens/shelters