Duke of Edinburgh Award
What is the DofE?
A Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is so much more than a ‘pat on the back’ for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who’ve achieved a DofE Award. Its balanced programme develops the whole person – mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working. There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. To achieve each one participants must complete a programme of activities in four or five sections that involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning and training.
In partnership with the Gallery 5 Enterprise new polo tops have been produced for our DofE silver award group. The tops have been designed, ordered, paid for and made by the Enterprise group as part of a student lead business that is embedded into the 6th form curriculum.