All expeditions are cancelled this year. We will try our best to get some completed once we have authority to do so.
What is DofE? (The Duke of Edinburgh)
It’s a life changing experience, a fun time with friends and an opportunity to discover new interests and talents.
It’s a tool to develop essential life skills. A recognised achievement respected by employers.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold.
Age for starting:
Bronze 14 years old or 13 years and in year 9.
Silver 15 years
Gold 16 years
Any young person can do DofE regardless of ability, gender, background, or location. Achieving the award is not a competition and you have until your 25th birthday to complete. It's about setting personal challenges and pushing boundaries. Through the DofE programme young people make new friends, improve their self-esteem, and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team working, communication and drive. This enhances CVs and University applications along with job applications.
We have a team of staff with a wealth of qualifications, experience, and knowledge.
Lindsay Field – Manager
Russell Robinson – Senior leader
John Popple – Leader
Jonny Gaunt – Leader
Julie Vaugh - Leader
Dave Pearson – Verifier
We also have a team of experienced expedition volunteers and assessors.
All staff are DBS checked, first aid and safeguarding trained.
In June 2020 the following certificate was presented to the DofE volunteers to thank them for their 1573 hours of voluntary service to the local community in the year to the end of March 2020.