Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications.

DofE at Harton Academy

Harton Academy offers all levels of award and really promotes this long standing and incredibly well respected scheme.

Bronze runs in year 9 / 10
Silver in year 11 / 12
Gold in year 12 / 13

The school supports students in the online sections where the responsibility is on recording evidence and submitting this on the eDofE website.

The school also organises and runs with volunteer school staff the expedition sections which includes training / practice and qualifying expeditions in different regions in the north of England.

If you wish to find out even more about the scheme and what you can do in teach of the sections please use the following link: https://www.dofe.org/do/

If you would like to speak to someone in school Mr Burroughs (Deputy Headteacher) oversees this and can be contacted on RBurroughs@hartonacademy.co.uk