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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
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May 2019 Thirty four year 10 students enjoyed their bronze training expedition in the Yorkshire Dales, they were split into six groups, dropped off at Gargrave and navigated 20k carrying everything they needed for the...
29th-31st March 2019 – Anglesey Coastal Path (North Wales) Congratulations to seventeen of our year 11 students who completed their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award expedition on the north coast of Anglesey coastal path, each group walked a total...
23rd & 24th March 2019 Well done to 34 of our Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh participants who practiced their navigation on Saturday or Sunday. They covered a total distance of just under 8 miles and learned compass techniques and map-reading in...
Congratulations to eleven of our past pupils who have achieved their Silver Duke of Edinburgh award. Over the past twelve months they have undertaken voluntary work within the local community, development of a skill and improved their physical...
Read all about the latest Duke of Edinburgh Silver Training Expedition which took our students to the Peak District where they explored Stanage Edge and Robin Hood’s Cove. Year 11 student Abbey Fogartaig reports on the expedition and there are photos too.
Our school’s Duke of Edinburgh organiser, Mr Cudworth would like to congratulate our year 11 students on one unbelievably difficult training DofE experience at the weekend…
This year eighteen of our Year 10 students have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme and challenged themselves, pushing the boundaries of sport, skill, voluntary work, countryside expeditions with camping and map navigation over a...
Typical. Our final expedition was set to be in the middle of a heatwave, about the only time you don’t want temperatures in the high twenties and blazing sun all day. Luckily Mr Cudworth and our assessor, Pam, agreed to reduce the weight of our rucksacks so we set off with a lightened load across the beautiful Lake District National Park…
Eighteen of our year 10 students participated in their final expedition in the Yorkshire Dales, all groups completed the total distance of approximately 24 kilometres and had the pleasure to camp over at Gordale House Campsite. (Malham)
Well done to some of our school’s Year 10 students who last weekend raised a whopping £740 for the Duke Of Edinburgh award by bag-packing in Morrisons.
DofE Expedition Dates 2018/19
Bronze Day Walk (Group 1)
Sat 23rd March 2019
Bronze Day Walk (Group 2)
Sun 24th March 2019
Bronze Training Expedition
Saturday 11th/Sunday 12th May 2019
Bronze Final Expedition
Thurs 6th/Fri 7th June 2019
Silver Training Expedition
Fri 12th/Sat 13th/Sun 14th October 2018
Silver Final Expedition
Fri 29th/Sat 30th/Sun 31st March 2019
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
Tottington High School
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