Duke of Edinburgh Award

DoE expeditionBrimsham Green School has been running the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award since 2006 for Year 10 students, with weekly after-school sessions of one hour that help to train students in team work, leadership, first aid, navigation and camp craft skills. Students then apply these skills as they plan, prepare and train for their Bronze Expedition which takes place in the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales. Overall, the Bronze Programme, which usually takes at least 6 months to complete, has three further sections, each one requiring a commitment of at least one hour a week (not necessarily carried out within school).

These 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)

The Award offers the chance to learn new skills and make new friends, develop your confidence, gain recognition for making a positive difference to your community, and is highly regarded by outside agencies such as employers, colleges and universities. There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.  Further information can be found at http://www.dofe.org/ 

If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact
Mr D Powell dpowell@brimsham.com