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Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Moorside
What is the DofE?
A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.
The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make 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, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.
Here at Moorside High School we offer the Bronze Award in Year 9 and the Silver Award in Year 10.
Applications are now open for Year 9 to start their Bronze Award. Complete the application form and return it to Mr Lloyd by Friday 25th November 2021. You must be able to make the dates below to be able to take part this year.
Training Weekend - Saturday 26th- Sunday 27th March 2022
Practice Expedition - Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th May 2022
Assessed Expedition - Saturday 11th - Sunday 12th June 2022