Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
What is the DofE all about?
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.
A message from Mrs Viv Jones, Duke of Edinburgh Manager:
Dereham Neatherd High School currently has pupils working towards their Bronze and Silver Awards. These participants have to carry out activities in four different sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. It is rewarding to see this level of commitment from pupils in Years 9 to 11.
We have fully qualified staff to run the expedition weekends and dates are agreed in advance so that the pupils can attend the relevant training sessions during lunchtimes. The participants need to arrange their own transportation to and from the locations, full details of which are advised to parents by letters and consent forms prior to the weekends. Full information is also added to our webpage.
Participants are issued with a pack when they have completed the enrolment process and full details are enclosed in it.
If you have any queries or would like having any further information, then please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
Yesterday, all Year 9 and 10 students were invited to attend an assembly to launch the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, which is available from now to complete in school.
Lots of students have collected application forms yesterday and today, which need to be completed and returned as soon as possible please.
The cost of £23 will be added to Parentpay on the return of a completed application form. This amount covers the cost which is directly payable to the D of E Award Scheme to cover insurance and administrative charges.
The only additional cost will be to cover expenditure for the Expedition Section of the award, which we wold estimate to be around £50 and will include a commemorative hoodie.
Please can the application forms be returned by Monday 28th March 2022, to allow time for payments to be made by Wednesday 30th March 2022. This will ensure that our students benefit from this year’s pricing. All enrolment information will then be sent by email.
The students will be supported in school at training sessions after the Easter break, so that they can complete their Bronze Award. There will be a mandatory all day training session before attending the 2 day expedition.
Please do look at the D of E website - https://www.dofe.org/
This will give you answers to frequently asked questions.
D of E Manager
You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're 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.