St Gregory the Great Catholic School

A Catholic School which champions each and every student

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a fantastic opportunity for students and gives them the chance to do something completely new and/or improve on things they are already doing. 

They will build confidence, resilience and learn new skills.  Colleges, universities and employers regard The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award highly.

To find out more, please visit www.dofe.org

Or email d.hoskin@dbmac.org.uk

Participants complete four sections:

Expedition Section

St Gregory the Great School use BXM an AAP (Approved Activity Provider) to run the expeditions. BXM will provide training and support to complete their expedition section.

Follow the link to find out more: https://www.bxmoutdoors.com/pages/expeditions.

In their own time they will need to complete the other three sections: volunteering, skill and physical.

Volunteering Section

For the volunteering activity the students need to choose to give time to help people, the community or society, the environment or animals.  Volunteering at a non-profit organisation without getting paid.

Follow the link to view the Programme of Ideas for the Volunteering Section and the second link to view COVID-friendly ideas:

https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/programme_ideas_-_volunteering.pdf

Programme of Ideas for the Volunteering Section that are COVID friendly activities

Follow the link to view alternative ideas for activities during Covid-19:

https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/activities

Skill Section

For the skills activity, students need to choose an activity that will allow them to prove that they have broadened their understanding and increased their expertise in the chosen skill.

Follow the link to view the Programme of Ideas for the Skill Section:

https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/programme_ideas_-_skills.pdf

Physical Section

For the physical activity the students need to choose a sport, dance or fitness activity.

Follow the link to view the Programme of Ideas for the Physical Section:

https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/programme_ideas_-_physical.pdf