The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, is an awards programme, founded in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The award recognises young people for completing a series of self-improvement exercises
It’s about going the extra mile – learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening your horizons.
Why take part in the DofE award?
Gain an internationally recognised award
Gain new skills
Have lots of fun
Get healthier (physically, mentally and socially)
Have amazing new experiences
Find talents and passions you didn’t know you had
Become more confident and independent
Make memories that will last a lifetime
There’s loads to choose from — most activities can count towards your DofE.
Maybe you want to try something new? Or get better at something you already do? Your DofE can be whatever you want it to be.
Activities for each section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can fit in around your studies and life outside school (e.g. 3months = 12hours of activity but it might be 2hours every other week).
Doing your DofE award at SHHS
42 places (6 groups of 7 students)
Training sessions after half term
Support with organising your DofE award and logging evidence
Training for the expedition section
Practice and Assessed expeditions after Easter 2023 (April –July TBC)
Cost: £66 - this includes:
Most equipment for the expedition is provided (tents, cookers, rucksacks, sleeping mats, sleeping bags)
Places are limited
Collect an application form
Return to Miss Evans by 9 am Monday 10th Oct
Places will then be assigned week beginning 17th Oct and training will start after Oct half term