Duke of Edinburgh (DofE)

A real adventure for 13-24 year olds!

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme (DofE)

The aim of DofE is to give participants a challenge that encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility for themselves and service to the community. DofE is open to all!

To gain an award, participants must complete four sections: Volunteering, Physical Recreation, Skills, and Expedition (plus an additional Residential Project, if they are going for the Gold Award). Details of all these sections and more are displayed in Miss Caswell’s teaching room (C16). Alternatively, students can visit the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme website on www.dofe.org, or speak to Miss Caswell.

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DofE And Your Future

In a tough economic climate, it’s even more important to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
Across the UK, participants said they developed the following skills through DofE:
  • Team working
  • Communication
  • Problem solving
  • Self-management
  • Positive approach to work
The activities undertaken on a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme are proven to help boost university applications and CVs.

DofE Success at Waddesdon

DofE alumni have clearly gained a lot from taking up the challenge, reporting the following:
“DofE helps you to build trust in others, when you’re all taking a share in the navigation and campcraft.”
“DofE is a bonding experience; you get together with others to learn valuable life skills.”
“I did DofE outside of school, and got the chance to meet lots of new people.”
“DofE is challenging, but fun and rewarding.”