What is the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award?
DofE is a flexible program that helps to develop young people for life and work, the numbers speak for themselves: 93% of participants feel that DofE has helped them to work in a team and 84% feel that they have become a more responsible person. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.
Participants must complete four sections to achieve their bronze award:
Volunteering – 3 months
Physical Activity – 3 Months
New Skill – 3 months
Expeditions – 1 Practice Expedition & 1 Assessed Expedition
Forest Oak’s Duke of Edinburgh 2018
In 2018, 13 year 11 pupils have taken part in the DofE Bronze Award.
Volunteering – Pupils volunteered once a week in younger classes across the school, supporting them with their learning and enjoyment.
Physical Activity – Pupils played baseball once a week during a P.E lesson.
New Skill – Pupils learnt new skills through college opportunities, Secret Garden and Life Skills sessions.
Expeditions – The Expeditions taken place in Peak District in April and May 2018. Pupils walked 15 miles over two days and camped for one night.
Well Done !!!
Forest Oak is extremely proud of all participants for completing their Bronze award. We have had some tough and challenging times but mainly fantastic and memorable times.
A huge well done to the 13 pupils who took on the challenge and succeeded and a big thank you to all staff that helped make this happen.