The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is....
... the world’s leading achievement award for young people.
Its balanced programme of activities develops the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction and team work.
It encourages young people to live life as an adventure!
To inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.
The DofE at Townley Grammar School
You will have one session per week where you will acquire all the skills you need to complete the expedition section of the award
You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.
The award is extremely rewarding but also challenging and requires a huge commitment from participants.
You have to complete the skill, volunteering and physical sections in your own time.
Students in year 9 are eligible to apply for the award when they submit their option choices – please be aware that the selection criteria will include reference to attendance, punctuality, behaviour, previous extra curricular commitment and school reports.
Why do your DofE?
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end.
Benefits of Achieving an Award
…achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
...you're getting recognised for doing things you want to do.
...you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
Doing your DofE will give you lots of skills for life and work.
Visit the DofE website for more information, select the logo and this will take you to the site.