We have a flourishing DofE programme enjoyed by many students throughout Years 10 – 13, co-ordinated by one of our most experienced PE teachers, Miss A Lord. Students achieve an Award (either Bronze, Silver or Gold) by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five for Gold). These sections are:
- Volunteering – helping someone, your community or the environment
- Physical – becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities
- Skills – developing existing talents or trying something new
- Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey
- Residential (Gold only) – staying and working away from home as part of a team
All achievements for each activity are recorded on eDofE by students uploading documents/photos to their personal account (they are provided with a username and password), which are then approved by the school’s assessor to complete the award.
The length of time you have to spend on each section depends on the level of programme you’re doing. The PDF (right) gives a summary of levels and timescales and a wealth of information is available on the DofE website:
Miss A Lord’s message to current students:
“Are you the type of person that has a real zeal for life? Do you enjoy helping people, learning new skills or improving ones you already have, keeping physically active and most of all enjoy the outdoors? If you’ve said yes to most or all of these then DofE is for you.
To explore more information, or look at relevant links you can log in to Life VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to help you make your decision about starting the scheme. When you’ve decided you want to take on the challenge of completing an award, or have any questions, please come and see us or contact us!”***
***DofE Lunchtime Support run by Miss A Lord (All levels) on Mondays and Fridays and Mrs M English on Wednesdays (Gold only) at 12.40-1.35PM in K5 (Edinburgh Centre, first floor opposite the Library)
Miss A Lord: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss A Lord – also available in the Main Staff Room/Geography Office before School from 8am or at lunchtimes around School
Mrs M English – also available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8.30am-3pm in the Balcony Office
To contact us at other times for queries or feedback, please use the email addresses below. Participants can also message via eDofE:
Mrs M English: email@example.com
Miss A Lord (PE/Geography Teacher, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Co-ordinator)
Mrs M English (Alumni Relations Manager)
DofE on Life VLE (Virtual Learning Environment): Log-in via the link above, then click on Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Key documents are available to students and parents including those specific to DAOS (our Enrolment Form, Expedition Dates, advice on the Gold Award Residential Section and Volunteering) and those most frequently used from the DofE website.