The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for everyone aged 14-24. Participation in their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills.
There are three progressive levels of programme, which when successfully completed lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. Young people create their own DofE programme by choosing a volunteering, physical and skills activity, undertaking an expedition and additionally for their Gold, taking part in a residential activity.
On successful completion of each level of DofE, each participant will be presented with a badge and certificate.
Moon Hall College is a recognised Centre and at present runs the award scheme for students who register for the Bronze Award.
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 are:
- A sense of identity
- Independence of thought and action
- A sense of responsibility
- An awareness of their potential
- New talents and responsibilities
The Award achieves this by providing a balanced, non-competitive programme which is voluntary and available to all.
All Year 10 students have the opportunity to start on the program during the Spring Term. Expeditions take place in the Summer Term of Year 10 and Autumn Term of Year 11.