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Duke of Edinburgh Award

What is the D of E?

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. 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 three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.   Click HERE for further information on Levels and Timescales.  You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

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.

2017 News.......

In 2017, 31 students have now signed up to their Silver Award.  in order to complete the expedition section of their award, students are required to complete 2 expeditions - one practice and one qualifying. 

  •  The practice expedition will take place at Purbecks during half term 1 - 3 June 2017.
  • The qualifying expedition will take place in The New Forest 14 - 16 July 2017.
  • Tignes Adventure trip 2 - 8 July 2017.

For further information, talk to your DofE Leader, Mr James Short or email james.short@thebourneacademy.com