Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)
Summary of the activity:
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the UK’s leading achievement award for young people. There are four sections to complete which involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills and planning, training for and completing a 2-day outdoor expedition.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme you can have fun, make friends, improve your self-esteem and build confidence. You will gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
Go to www.dofe.co.uk for more information or speak to Mr Lannon in Room 112.
Link to future skills/careers:
This is the UK’s leading award scheme for young people and is recognised nationally by most businesses and universities. Over 25% of UK businesses say that they would look for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in a young person’s CV.
The DofE Award requires students to develop their leadership, independence and decision-making skills as well as opportunities to volunteer in the local community. These are vital skills in the world of work.