Our most complete enrichment offering can be seen in our Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) scheme, which we encourage as many people as possible (Year 9 onwards) to get involved with. It is possible to fulfil the volunteering, skill and physical elements of the bronze award entirely within our school’s enrichment offering, and so we provide the perfect opportunity for your child to achieve this well respected award. All that’s left is that 2 day/1 night expedition to get you signed off, and we’ll be with you every step of the way!
‘For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless. DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.
Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job. Beyond your academic achievements, universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.
You’ll also 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.
Our participants also tell us that doing their DofE gives them character traits like confidence and resilience, that can boost their mental health and wellbeing and help them face and overcome personal challenges.’DofE – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
For more information, or to get signed up, please contact our DofE Manager, Mrs Cormack at [email protected]