Duke of Edinburgh Award
We introduce DofE to all pupils in Year 9. Throughout the year they complete a range of expeditions as a team and take part in community volunteering projects in order to qualify for the bronze award. After that, it’s their choice to work towards silver and gold, and a huge number of our pupils do.
The expeditions allow pupils to demonstrate a range of practical and survival skills, including first aid, with the majority taking place on weekends at locations in England and Wales, with the opportunity to travel abroad at gold level. It may be hard work but is always worth it, with a huge sense of achievement at the end!