Duke of Edinburgh

D-of-E-300x225A Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. You need to be aged between 14 and 24 to take part in the award. You can do the programme at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

You will enjoy new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet similar people. Achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.

You will get recognition for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already) and you will 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.

In 2011 the Telegraph newspaper described the value of obtaining a Duke of Edinburgh Award for university applicants: ‘Admissions tutors and employers will impute energy, self-discipline, commitment and a capacity for teamwork to any candidate who has been involved in this scheme.’

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Sections:
You achieve a Bronze or Silver Award by completing a personalised programme of activities in four sections. Volunteering, Physical Activity, Skills and an Expedition.

EDofE is an online system that means that all of the DofE programme and activities can be recorded online, where evidence should be uploaded and approved and it provides the best way to communicate with other participants and DofE leaders.

Timescales

Bronze (14+ years old)

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
3 months 3 months 3 months Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition.
All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Silver (15+ years old)

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
6 months One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition.
Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Duke of Edinburgh at Wilmslow High School:
In September 2012 Wilmslow High School was granted its own Operating Authority License.

This year we are delighted to able to offer the Award scheme at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Key Information:
Please click on the following links to download the key information relevant to you:

Parents Info Evening Bronze Sept 2014

Kit list

If you require further information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Wilmslow High School please contact:

Alison Farris

Email: afarris@wilmslowhigh.cheshire.sch.uk

Telephone: 01625 441 080

Duke of Edinburgh Newsletter

For the presentation shown at the Bronze Award Parents Evening, click below:

Parents Eve Info Bronze Award March 2015

For an introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please click below:

Introductory Assembly DofE year 9

For more information on packing and campsite guidelines, please click below:

Packing and Campsite Guidelines – April 2016