What is the DofE?
DofE is a national youth achievement award open to young people up to the age of 24. The popular award is thriving at Beverley Grammer School with large numbers of students taking advantage of the school’s involvement in the scheme every year. We have been running a very successful programme for a number of years and are now one of the largest independent providers of the DofE Award in the North of England.
The DofE Award consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each level has four sections: Physical, Volunteering, Skill and Expedition. The Gold Award also has a residential component. More information about the levels can be found at www.dofe.org.
Why do DofE?
The Duke of Edinburgh Award has been a British institution for over 65 years now and during that time has become a highly sought after Award which is widely recognised by British employers and Universities alike. The reason why both employers and Universities have such high regard for the Award are the skills it instils in young people and the level of commitment it demands.
The skills students develop while undertaking the Award include:
- A sense of identity
- A sense of responsibility
- A real awareness of their strengths
- New talents and abilities
- The ability to plan and use time
- The ability to learn from and give to others in the community
- New friendships
- Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
- Leadership and teamworking skills
The Award achieves this by providing a balanced, non-competitive programme which is voluntary and available to all.
Further information about The Award, in general, can be found at www.dofe.org