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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
A report from the Bronze Training Expedition which took place in the Yorkshire Dales last weekend. Includes a photo gallery with pictures from the expedition.
Having completed and enjoyed doing the bronze award last year we all decided it was a good idea to do our Silver award this year, despite knowing what was in store for us. So on Friday morning the twelve of us arrived in school excited but slightly...
Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh candidates had a weekend of intense training ready for their training expeditions at the Yorkshire Dales. On Saturday morning our year 10 Bronze Award trainees set off from Tottington High School in the morning...
On Sunday 4th February, siblings Garfieh & Garlin Cheung, along with Jo Woodman and Miss Harvey took part in a sponsored 10km run around Tottington to raise money for this year's Duke Of Edinburgh expeditions. Garfieh himself organised the run,...
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...
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.
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
Lancashire, BL8 3LY.
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