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WHAT IS A DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD?
Many young people find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?
For more information visit www.dofe.org
The dates for 2018 are as follows: Day Walk (Bronze Level) – Saturday 24th March 2018 Day Walk (Silver Level) – Sunday 25th March 2018 Training expedition for Silver Award – Friday 27th, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018 Training expedition...
This year some of our Year 10 students have taken part in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award Programme and we are proud to announce that all twelve pupils have achieved the Bronze Duke Of Edinburgh Award. Next year, they will all take on further...
It was probably a bad idea to start a paper round the day after our D of E – the day after we had walked 12Km with 10kg rucksacks on for the past 2 days with very little sleep in between. We arrived at school on Thursday morning in the pouring rain...
Yorkshire Dales 20th/21st May 2017 by Jo Woodman 10Y Waking up early Saturday morning, for a quick fry up before meeting at school at 8am, I was surprised the sun was out and even more so that it wasn’t raining. Everyone arrived early, a little...
By Halle Preston, Year 10 Overall, the Duke of Edinburgh award has been a truly memorable experience. That's not to say that it hasn't been difficult at times, but the more time goes on, the less doubt in my mind that this opportunity will be one...
It’s Monday morning, and even having gone to bed an hour early, I’m still feeling particularly tired. But it isn’t just a normal Monday morning- it’s the day after the Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition; two days and twenty-two kilometres of walking in the scorching hot sun.
Click the links below to download information you’ll need to help you to cope with the demands of your expedition:
Food and expedition meals
Maps & Grid Reference
Using a Compass
Cooking Your Meals
Expedition and Route Planning 1
Expedition and Route Planning 2
How to pack your Rucksack
How to pitch a D of E Tent