Duke of Edinburgh Award
Why do Duke of Edinburgh?
From the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. Every section (and at Bronze and Silver there are 4: Physical, Skills, Volunteering and Expedition) gives you something different – that’s the fun of it! You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of.
Then there’s all the other stuff…
…achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
…you’re getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
…you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
And above all, it’s a great laugh – the question should really be why you wouldn’t bother!
Doing your DofE really does give you the skills for life and work. But don’t take just our word for it – see what these national newspapers say…
- Read what The Independent newspaper says about the value of the DofE on job and university applications here (January 2013).
- Read what the Telegraph newspaper said about the value of achieving a DofE Award (published 26 August 2011)
What is DofE all about?
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.
You can do programmes at 3 levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
At Scalby School, students have the opportunity to participate in the:
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in 4 sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition
You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition.
The best bit is – you get to choose what you do!
Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
If you need any further information, talk to your DofE Leaders at Scalby School and they’ll be able to help you!
You can also try the Duke of Edinburgh website www.dofe.org for any extra information.
At Scalby School
- First meeting for students interested in Bronze and Silver Award will be Thursday 5th October 2.30pm G20.
- Practice expedition 22-24 May 2024
- Assessment expedition 17-19 July 2024