The Duke of Edinburgh at The Dean Academy

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is committed to providing young people with an enjoyable and challenging programme of personal development, which celebrates their achievements and rewards their efforts.

At The Dean Academy there is a successful and established programme of students participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze level and a growing programme of students participating in the Silver Award.

To find out more about Duke of Edinburgh search www.dofe.org and browse the site for information and ideas for parents, carers and budding participants.

To complete their D of E Award at Bronze or Silver Level, students are required to commit their time and energy to several activities that fall into different sections of the award. The sections are Physical, Skill, Volunteering and the ever popular Expedition Section. Training for the expedition section occurs in school and is run by members of staff who volunteer their time to give students this opportunity.

The training includes: map reading, compass reading, navigational skills, distance route planning, advice on your skill, service and physical recreation activity, camp craft, and even the right way to pack your rucksack! Expedition training can be linked to the skill or physical sections so students can achieve two things at once!

For more information, please contact Ms. Paton.