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 can follow 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, and visiting new places through your expedition and 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.If you've decided you would like to take part in D of E, then contact Mr Pinnington for more information. If you're still not sure, ask your peers why they are doing it.
Why do your DofE?
Good question! Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. Every section gives you something different - that's the fun of it.You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of. It’s a real buzz!
Then there’s all the other stuff…
…achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
...you're getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
...you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
And above all, it's a great laugh - the question should really be why wouldn't you bother!
Bridgewater High School (Appleton College) - Gold Residential Great Glen 2011 (Loch Ness)
Bridgewater High School
is registered with The Adventure Activities Licensing Service as licensed to provide specified activities under the following heading(s):
Licence details can be confirmed by calling The Licensing Service. Tel: 029 2075 5715