Duke of edinburgh award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a nationally recognised scheme and is an excellent way to demonstrate strengths you have outside of the classroom. Over 300,000 young people are currently taking part in DofE programmes in the UK, at 13,156 DofE centres, supported by 1,269 partner organisations and around 50,000 adult volunteers from all walks of life.
The Bronze and Silver DofE Awards are comprised of four sections: Physical, Skill, Volunteering and Expedition. Each section is designed to inspire new interests and to develop current interests – so it can fit around your day-to-day hobbies and sports! More information can be found here DOFE Timescales
At Hazel Grove High School (HGHS) we offer Bronze and Silver DofE Award programs for Year 10 and Year 12 respectively. There is team of dedicated staff to ensure high quality training for students who undertake the DofE Award, this is run during EDGE time (Block A and B). The DofE Award is an excellent way to demonstrate many skills that you can’t prove with good exam grades. Furthermore, colleges, universities and employers hold it in high regard. There are a number of surveys and research that demonstrate the impact and benefits of DofE http://www.dofe.info/go/employability/ or view the ULT Research
Since the DofE Award began at HGHS we have seen it expand each year and this has become an integral part of extra-curricular life. Currently there is availability for 12 Bronze (Year 10) and 12 Silver (Year 12) DofE students. Students will be allocated a DofE place on a first-come, first-served basis. We will be asking for a contribution towards costs, this can be found on ParentPay. If you would like any further information about DofE please don’t hesitate contact: Mr D Browne (DofE Manager) firstname.lastname@example.org