The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) award is based at the school and is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. For more information regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award at the St Benedict’s, please contact Mr Wallington on 01789 762888.
About the scheme
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is an exciting programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities designed to stimulate and develop young adults. There are three awards: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. To attain each award participants choose one activity for each of the four sections below. These activities are completed largely in their own time.
The four sections of an award
- Volunteering: Taking part in an activity to support a voluntary organisation or group. This could include taking part in voluntary training, such as first aid training.
- Skills: Demonstrating engagement in an activity. This is a very open section covering many hobbies and interests.
- Physical Recreation: Take part in a regular activity with a focus on health or fitness, such as a sport or other physical activity.
- Expeditions: Train, plan and complete a journey in the countryside on foot and sleep under canvas.
The scheme is open to any young person aged 14-25. Students can begin the Bronze Award in Year 9 from the age of 13 1/2, move on to Silver at 14 1/2 and Gold at 16. All Awards must be completed by the time a young person reaches the age of 25.
More information, including the dates of scheduled information evenings in school, can be found on the website, calendar or contacting Mr Wallington.
We would be particularly keen to hear from anybody interested in helping support by becoming an expedition volunteer leader. If you are interested please contact Mr Wallington for further information.