The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a fairly new activity being provided by Mr Lee and Miss Swan.The award is open to students from S3-S6 and provides opportunities for Sport, Volunteering, Skills Development and outdoor Expedition.
Currently we meet as a group during Tuesday lunchtime from 1.30 p.m. During these times planning and training for the expedition takes place and advice on the other sections of the award can be given.
The award is very popular amongst youngsters who get a lot from it. Employers have a lot of respect for the award it can be very advantageous to have it on a CV.
The extract below is taken from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Website and provides much more information:
Why do your DofE?
Good question! Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it
You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of. It’s a real buzz!
Then there’s all the other stuff…
…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 (and may even be doing already).
...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.
And above all, it's a great laugh - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!
Doing your DofE really does give you the skills for life and work.
For more information visit www.dofe.org