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Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfill their potential and have a brighter future. By doing your DofE, you're in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that's recognised by universities and employers alike. A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. 

Sections

You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you are going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a residential.

You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

The best bit is, you get to choose what you do!

Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you'll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If you need any further information, talk to your DofE Leader or, if you're not sure where you can do your DofE, get in touch with Walter Gorman on: 01856 87 3535 or email and he will be able to help you!

If you're decided to do your DofE, then find out more info on getting started, choosing your activities and how to complete your DofE and achieve your Award!

If you're still not sure, take a look at why other people think you should do it!