Wednesday 24th May 2017


The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is made up of 4 areas:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Humanities: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in Wales


  • Mr Guest - Coordinator
  • Mr Stead
  • Miss Barney
  • Miss Quigley
  • Miss Tynan
  • Miss Watson
  • Mr Spruce
  • Mr English
  • Miss Jones

Date & Time Session and Venue

  • Tuesday 31st January 3.15 – 4.30 1st Meeting (Meet at Library)
  • Tuesday 14th February 11.50 – 12.35 2nd Meeting (Meet at Library) – Pupils to be put into groups
  • Tuesday 28th February 3.15 – 4.30 IT session 1(meet in library)
  • Tuesday 14th March 3.15 – 4.30 IT session 2(meet in library)
  • Tuesday 28th March 3.15 – 4.30 Practical session1 – Map Reading & Compass bearings Hum 4
  • Tuesday 18th April 3.15 – 4.30 Practical session2 – First Aid Hum 4
  • Tuesday 2nd May 3.15 – 4.15 IT session 3(meet in library)
  • Tuesday 16th May 3.15 – 5.00 Practical session 3 - Expedition preparation (kit)
  • Tuesday 6th June 3.30-4.30 Tents sports hall
  • Tuesday 20th June 3.30-4.30 Kit Hum 4
  • Tuesday 27th June 3.30-4.30 Map and navigation Hum 4
  • Friday 30th June – Saturday 1st July Practice Expedition
  • Friday 14th-15th July Assessment Expedition
  • Tuesday 18th July 3.15 – 4.30 IT Session 4(meet in library)

This year pupils in year’s 9 have the opportunity to be part of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. If you work hard enough to pass the award, it will go in your record of achievement and is recognised by Colleges and Universities.

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 in year 9  and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

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.  It’s a real buzz!

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.
  •'re getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
  •’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 wouldn't you bother?

For any more information, please see Mr. Guest in Humanities 4

DofE co-ordinator Mr B Guest

Visit the DOE Website