Duke of Edinburgh Award

To inspire, guide and support young people in their self development and recognise their achievements.

Key contact: Miss Sue Crowshaw
E-mail: sue.crowshaw@avonbournetrust.org



The Curriculum

Young people doing their DofE programme complete four different types of activity at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold level to achieve an Award:

  • Volunteering: undertake service to individuals or the community.  This develops compassion, commitment and the confidence to make a difference.
  • Physical: improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.  This develops fitness, enjoyment and, depending on the activity, teamwork.
  • Skills: develop practical and social skills and personal interests.  This helps young people to realise their unique potential and gain greater self-esteem.
  • Expedition: plan, train for, and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.  This develops teamwork and leadership, and challenges young people to push themselves beyond their expectations.
  • Residential (Gold level only): stay and work away from home doing a shared activity.  Again this challenges young people, who must work with strangers to achieve a positive goal.



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