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Duke of Edinburgh Award

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:

  1. Volunteering – 3 months  (1 of  1,2 or 3 for 6 months)
  2. Physical Activity – 3 Months
  3. Skill  – 3 months
  4. Expeditions – 1 Practice Expedition & 1 Assessed Expedition
Duke of Edinburgh Assessed Expedition Sept 2019

In May 2019, 12 year 11 pupils took part in the D of E Bronze Award.

  1. Volunteering – Pupils volunteered once a week in younger classes across the school, supporting them with their learning and enjoyment.
  2. Physical Activity – Pupils played baseball once a week during a P.E lesson.
  3. New Skill – Pupils learnt new skills through college opportunities, Secret Garden and Life Skills sessions.
  4. Expeditions – The Expeditions taken place in Peak District in May and June 2019. Pupils will walk 15 miles over two days and camp for one night.

Our practice expedition took place across 2nd/3rd May 2019. Pupils Walked 9 miles from Middleton Top to Biggin where the group camped and cooked for the night. The next day pupils walked 6 miles from Biggin to Tissington.

A big WELL DONE to all who took part in the practice expedition.

Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

This year's D of E practice expedition was a resounding success with all participants having a great time and getting over the finishing line at quick speed. Despite the rain, hail and the heavy load all Year 11s supported each other to reach their final destination on both days with big grins. They certainly enjoyed a well deserved rest at the campsite once they had pitched tents and cooked tea for themselves. 

Special mention must go to Billy and Jodie who showed amazing team spirit and a fantastic desire to complete the walk. They both impressed all of the staff supporting with their can do attitude, positivity and all round effort. Well done Billy and Jodie.

Last, but by no means least, all our thanks must go to Jack who volunteered with us on this expedition. We are all grateful for his support, encouragement and especially his sweets which kept us all going along the way. Thank you Jack.

Dates for the Assessed Expedition will be announced shortly.

The D of E Team