The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people.

The DofE is a life-changing adventure you don’t want to miss. It’s about going the extra mile ¬– learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, helping others, and exploring the countryside. Millions of young people in the UK have already done their DofE.

Adventurous, caring, sporty, creative… however you might describe yourself, the DofE is for you. Anyone in school year in which you turn 14 to aged 24 can take part. There are three progressive levels of programmes which when completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award.

To achieve your Bronze Award, you’ll need to complete your own programme of activities in these four sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Skill
  • Physical
  • Expedition

BRONZE AWARD

  • There is a massive choice of activities that count towards a DofE programme
  • Activities could be something that you are already doing or completely new
  • All activities must be outside of normal school curriculum. Lunch and after school clubs and activities are fine
  • The activity should be done for approximately an hour a week

Participants need to have an assessor for each section of the award who has expertise or knowledge in the activity, but cannot be a relative

SILVER AWARD

  • There is a massive choice of activities that count towards a DofE programme
  • Activities could be something that you are already doing or completely new
  • All activities must be outside of normal school curriculum. Lunch and after school clubs and activities are fine
  • The activity should be done for approximately an hour a week

Participants need to have an assessor for each section of the award who has expertise or knowledge in the activity, but cannot be a relative

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering is simple. It’s about choosing to give time to something useful, without getting paid.

PHYSICAL

Get active! Anything that requires a sustained level of physical energy by taking part in a sport activity.

SKILL

To develop practical and social skills and personal interests by developing a new skill or improving an existing one.

EXPEDITION

Planning, training and completing a challenging expedition.

Contact Miss Martin to find out more
information and enrolment.

email: smartin@bdb.surrey.sch.uk

Participants can also use edofe.org mobile website

We asked previous DofE participants about their experience, here’s what they said: