Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh's (DofE) Award is a high quality, enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development activities for young people aged 14 – 25. It's all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. There is a volunteering, physical and skills section as well as an expedition section.
Through a DofE programme young people 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 uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
We are currently running a Bronze and a Silver DofE.
Silver DofE expedition training currently runs every Wednesday after school during term time from 3.45 - 5.30pm.
For more information contact Miss McIntosh (English) or Mr McKenzie (Maths).
The Bronze Award is for pupils in S3+ and involves four sections: PHYSICAL, SKILL, VOLUNTEERING and EXPEDITION.
It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.
Volunteering section: 3 months
Physical section: 3 months
Skills section: 3 months
Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
Click HERE for a short video about the Bronze award.
The Silver Award is for pupils in S5 and involves four sections: PHYSICAL, SKILL, VOLUNTEERING and EXPEDITION.
Timeline: Bronze->Silver Route:
It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Silver programme IF you have completed Bronze first.
Volunteering section: 6 months
Physical section: 6/3 months
Skills section: 6/3 months
Expedition section: 3 days/2 night
You must commit to completing two sections for SIX MONTHS and one section for three months.
Speak to Mr McKenzie in Maths if you have not completed Bronze but would like to be a direct entrace for Silver.
Click HERE for a short video about the Silver award.