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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is 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 and work and a recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

We offer our pupils and students the chance to do the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and are delighted that a high proportion choose to do so.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Any of our pupils can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries. We help and support all our pupils to do this.

Through the  DofE programme, our pupils have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and univeristy and job applications. 

Contact Mr Patrick Gordon. our DofE Coordinator, by email for further information.