What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award? Students will achieve a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award if they show persistence, commitment and personal development over a period of time. Every activity must be successfully completed and assessed. Completing a DofE programme equips young people for life and work, and is recognised by employers and universities alike.
Through their DofE journeys young people develop resilience, confidence and a ‘can do’ attitude as well as the social and communication skills that businesses are calling out for.Anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. If they’re old enough, students can start at any level but most try for Bronze first and work upwards.
At Redmoor we run the Bronze award for year 9 students and the Silver award for year 10 students. There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level. These are Skills, Volunteering, Physical and Expedition.