Duke of Edinburgh
Participating in the DofE is a brilliant way for young people to discover just how much they are capable of, providing the chance to make new friends, follow passions, learn new skills and make a difference in our community. Achieving a DofE Award is a great way to impress employers too. It also helps young people to see themselves differently and gain a new level of confidence. After taking on the DofE, they know that whatever life throws at them, they’re ready to deal with it!
The DofE is non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves, whatever their background, interests and abilities. To achieve their Bronze Award, each pupil will need to complete four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition. They can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need. The Expedition involves spending two days and one night in the countryside in rural, familiar areas. It is a wonderful opportunity to build resilience and confidence, as well as to make new friends and test your skills!
Once enrolled onto the DofE, pupils are allocated an eDofE account where they can upload evidence of the activities they are doing for each section. They also receive a DofE discount card which offers discounts at some of the major outdoor shops - perfect for reducing the cost of Expedition gear!
If you have any questions about the DofE, please contact Miss Owen on KOwen@theherefordacademy.org.uk