Duke of Edinburgh's Award
What we offer
The DofE Bronze Award is open to students in Year 9 and between 120 to 130 students take part each year. Students complete their Silver in Year 10 and their Gold in Year 12. The Gold programme is not offered at every Sixth Form and so it is a great way to expand your skill set and stand out from others, as well as having some recognised UCAS benefits! The scheme is run by Mr Manners and support and guidance is offered through a ‘DofE Clinic’ every Monday lunchtime. Here, students can ask questions or sort any problems regarding their DofE award. Additionally, every student who is enrolled on the award is provided with an eDofE account, with which they can track the progress of, and formally complete, each of their sections.
The school runs expeditions at all levels:
- Bronze Expeditions are run in the Chilterns in May and July.
- Silver Expeditions are further afield, usually in the Forest of Dean and the New Forest.
- Gold Expeditions are in various wild country areas such as The Beacon Beacons, Dartmoor and The Lake District.
Mr Manners' films
For those undertaking their Bronze we have put together the films below to help you pack your rucksack, put up your tent and cook on a Trangia!
More than the Expedition
DofE is not just about the expedition, students are also required to complete the Physical, Volunteering and Skills elements of the award. For inspiration please see the links below! The flexibility of DofE mans the award is designed to fit the student rather than the other way around. The opportunities really are extensive, and the DofE Award is a great way to enhance your skill set and encourage the Beaconsfield High School's attitude to be Life Ready.
Download the information evening presentation
BHS enrolment links
Silver and Gold enrolment link
We've collated some helpful links from the official Duke of Edinburgh website below and included Mr Manners' email address too!
- DofE FAQ
- DofE and your period
- Email Mr Manners here!
- Expedition kit
- Food and cooking
- Parent/Guardian information
- Tick and Lyme disease Information