Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Outwood Academy City is delighted to be a directly licenced centre for the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award and will be taking its first cohort of Year 9 students through the Bronze Award in 2019 with the intention of widening participation in the future.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

It’s the world’s leading youth achievement award which is nationally recognised and highly regarded. The award is highly sort after by employers, Post-16 providers and universities alike. Gradually increasing in the minimum time commitment, age requirement and degree of challenge, there are three levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

The award is designed to inspire and transform 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.

What Does The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Entail?

Students will learn and develop valuable skills such as leadership, teamwork and organisation. While they continue to develop these skills as part of their day-to-day curriculum at the academy, students will further enhance them through participating in the following activities:

  • Completing some voluntary work;
  • Completing a physical activity (expedition) and;
  • Developing a skill

Carrying out these areas over a three to six month period, either in or outside of school, aims to provide new challenges for participants. The Award will finish with an expedition that will involve camping in the Peak District.

How Do Students Get Involved?

Expressions of interest for this academic year have now closed but all questions about participation should be directed to Mr Carruthers, the academy’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager.

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