Duke of Edinburgh


Why do DoE?

Each of the four sections gives students something different by developing new or existing skills. They enjoy new experiences and take part in new and exciting challenges. The students will get recognition and gain a prestigious qualification for doing the things they enjoy.

Students learn to make a difference to other people’s lives and their community through the volunteer section. They learn about being healthier by taking part in a physical activity for a set period of time.

In 2020/21 academic one year 9 group has started their D of E Bronze pathway.

. The four sections are:

The Skills section: where students can learn a new skill or develop an existing skill further. Skills include Art, photography, learn a foreign language, sewing, crafts, cooking, playing a musical instrument, dance or a sports skill.

The Volunteer section: develops an understanding of the needs of others or environmental issues, either globally or within own community. This year groups are washing cars and running a breakfast club.

The Physical section: promotes a healthier and more active lifestyle encouraging and supporting all participants to become involved a physical activity at school or in their own time.

The Expedition section: where students must attend two expeditions for each level and which involves one overnight camping for Bronze and two nights for Silver. The expedition also requires participants to complete a walking venture each day of the expedition; participants walk a planned route which is expected to take six hours. Our expeditions take place in Frylands Wood.