The Duke of Edinburgh award is offered to all students from year 9 onwards.  Currently we offer the bronze and Silver award to students in year 9 and year 10 retrospectively.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a registered charity, funded by donations, Participation Places and licences. The charity works with Licenced Organisations across the UK to increase opportunities for young people to gain the benefits of doing their DofE.

The DofE licenses organisations that work with young people to run DofE programmes, such as schools, colleges, youth groups and clubs. Through the Licensed Organisation (LO) young people (or their parents / carers) pay for a Participation Place and are supported by Leaders who support them through their programmes, helping them to choose their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award.

All students will take part with 4 sections; volunteering, physical, skill and end with the expedition (2 days/1night for bronze, and 3 days/2 nights for silver).

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.

If you need any more information about this fantastic opportunity please email jennifer.richardson@suttonacademy.attrust.org.uk or visit https://www.dofe.org/ or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeeQgYYAGB4

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