Duke of Edinburgh
By doing your DofE, you're in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that's recognised by universities and employers alike.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, and is highly regarded by Universities, Colleges and Employers. It encourages young people to develop independence, commitment, leadership and teamwork through being involved in a personalised programme of activities.
Cirencester Deer Park School fully supports the Award and recognises its unique value for developing skills and attributes in young people. We run the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, which starts when pupils are in Year 9.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is split into four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skill, and Expedition. It takes approximately 6 months to complete and requires regular commitment to various activities. Pupils will need to find ways to fulfil the Volunteering, Physical and Skill section of the award, while in School we will focus on the Expedition section. Members of staff trained as leaders will guide pupils through their choices and the Practice Expedition section will be undertaken during Enrichment Week. While the activities will be led by trained and experienced staff from a third party Approved Activity Provider, teachers from Deer Park will accompany pupils on the training and will support both the Practice and Qualifying Expeditions.
Year 9 pupils interested in developing essential life skills through the Duke of Edinburgh Award should look out for information in the Autumn term.