Duke of Edinburgh – Silver Award

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award is a non-competitive, internationally recognised programme designed to encourage young people to develop positive skills and lifestyle habits. The Award is about personal challenge. It provides a balanced program of voluntary activities which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to their community.

The DofE programme consists of three progressive levels which, when completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. If students successfully complete their Bronze DofE Award, they are offered the opportunity to progress onto their Silver DofE Award in year 10.

There are four sections to complete at Silver level. They involve helping the community/environment; participating in a physical activity; developing new skills; and working as a team to plan, train and complete an expedition.

Outdoor Leadership Programme

This will be a scheme that is open to students in years 10 and 11.