What do the awards involve?
DofE awards see students helping their community or local environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for the gold award, working with a team on a residential activity.
Through the DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive which enhances CVs, university and job applications.
By doing the award, students can make a difference to other people’s lives and their local community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories that will last a lifetime.
Please see Mr Hinshaw or Mr Waddle if you are interested in finding out more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Bedlington Academy.