Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) offers students the chance of a life-changing experience, a fun time with friends, an opportunity to discover new interests and talents and a tool to develop essential skills for life and works, as well as a recognised mark of achievement respected by employers.
There are 3 levels of award with the starting years as follows: Bronze Year 9, Silver Year 10 and Gold Year 12
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold:
Physical: becoming fitter
Skill: developing new skills
Expedition: planning, training for and completing an expedition
Residential (gold only): working with a team on a residential activity
The DofE is open to all in the above Year groups with an application process, due to limited spaces. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs, University and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
Here at Glyn School we have an amazing team of people who help deliver the award along with utilising the skills and expertise of a company called Learn Outdoors.
Ms Wilson-David – Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager
Dr Thomassen – Bronze Leader
Miss Caverhill – Silver Leader
Miss Adams - Gold Leader
This team, along with other members of staff who help with the expedition sections, allow us to take up to 63 Bronze, 49 Silver and 14 Gold participants at the moment, with the hope of expanding the programme within Glyn School in the future.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Practice and Qualifying Dates 2023
Training 4 March 2023
21 - 22 April 2023
11 - 12 June 2023
Training 29 April 2023
21 - 23 May 2023
22 - 24 June 2023
Ms Wilson-David, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager