The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at Pershore High School. For the past seven decades, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities. The Award has three levels. At Pershore High we offer two levels of the course:

  • Bronze - Minimum age to participate is 14 years old.  Pupils may register for the Award in the autumn term of Year 10.

  • Gold - Minimum to participate is 16 years old. Pupils may register for the Award on completion of the Silver Award or at the start of the autumn term in Year 12 (Lower Sixth). You will be given the opportunity to enrol for this in June of year 11 during Sixth Form Induction. There are only 14 places available and you will work towards your award throughout your time in the sixth form. If you have started Bronze or Silver you must have completed them before starting Gold, although it is not compulsory to have done any level of D of E before. Instead you can be a direct Gold entrant.

 Each of the levels has four parts:

 

  • Volunteering - is all about making a difference to other people's lives. Getting off your sofa and taking time out to change things for the better can be great fun. From conservation to fundraising, there is an endless list of things you can get involved in.

  • Skills – this section is all about developing practical and social skills and personal interests. By choosing to develop a particular skill you are not only developing a new talent but you will also boost your self-esteem, develop practical and social skills and learn how to set and rise to a challenge.  If this isn't enough, it should also be good fun too!

  • Physical – in the Physical section you should achieve a greater physical fitness through participation and improvement in physical activity.  It's sure to make you feel healthier and you'll have fun along the way! You don't need to be super fit or Olympic standard to achieve this section - giving it a go and getting better is enough. 

  • Expedition – for most this is the most exciting section of the award. Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and this section can give you some of your most memorable experiences! Our expeditions are completed on foot and in recent years we have visited the Cotswolds at Bronze level, and the Elan Valley in Wales for the Gold Award.

     

     
    There is an additional requirement at Gold level:

  • Residential Project - to achieve your Gold Award, you need to complete an extra section – the Residential.  This involves spending 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you’ve never met before.

 

Expedition Dates 2017 – 2018

 

 

 

Bronze Award

 

Parents Information Evening: Wednesday 20th September

Training Afternoon: Wednesday 18th April - 2pm till 6pm (approx.)

Practice Expedition Route Planning Sessions: Thursday 15th March - 3.30pm till 6pm

Practice Expeditions: Monday 21st - Tuesday 22nd May (Grey, White, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Cream & Silver Groups) & Wednesday 23rd - Thursday 24th May (Black, Light Green, Purple, Red, Light Blue, Brown & Green Groups)

Qualifying Expedition Route Planning Sessions: Thursday 14th June - 3.30pm till 6pm

Qualifying Expedition: Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th July (All Groups)

 

 

 

Gold Award

 

Practice Expedition (for Year 12): Thursday 5th - Monday 9th July

Qualifying Expedition (for Year 13): Thursday 5th - Monday 9th July

 

 

 

Useful Links:

 

E-DofE: https://www.edofe.org/

DofE Website: http://www.dofe.org/

 

 

Congratulations - Latest Awards

 

Congratulations to both Bronze and Gold Students who have received their or in the process of receiving your awards. Well done to you all.

 

 

Bronze Award

Emily Brant                                                      

Dan Robinson                                                    

Madeline Robley Dixon                                 

Heather Titterton                                            

Amelia Mills                                                      

Katie Faulkner                                                

Ellie Tyers                                                            

Matilda Green

Imogen Keys

Abigail Weaver

Daisy Harvey

Megan Crossley

Celine Skidmore

Eloise Smith

Dylan Mulholland

Tess Reay

Eloise Smith

Elizabeth Shaw

Ella Spencer

Elise Coleman

Alex Smith

Emily Cooper

Jules Tilt

Harry Staley

Amy Weston

Alice Patterson

Josh Pearson

Jessica Adams

Louis Cartwright Wallis

William Clarke

Lewis Coleman

Connie Duffy

Ellie Duncan

Abi Earl

Ellie Duncan

Phoebe Fowkes Fellows

Vianne Furey

Isobel Furlong

Amy Gleeson

Rhys Godfrey Hunt

Ryan Griffiths

Chloe Guscott

Jacob Harding

Matthew James

Hugh Jeavons

Hattie Jeynes

Helena Leach

Molly Salt

Tia Sanders

Holly Scrafton

Eloise Seale

Christian Seymour

Jacob Spencer

Meghann Williams

Georgia Wilson

Milly Yeates

Jodie Young

 

Gold Award

Esther Chidlow

Aaron Robinson

Nick Southcott

Grace Howe

Gareth Roberts

Daniel Comber

Johnathan Jones