Year 10 Bronze DofE Award

Year 10 Bronze DofE Award

St Mary’s Catholic School Year 10 - 2019/2020 

From September 2019 St Mary’s will once again be running the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award for Year 10. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is the world’s leading achievement award for young people and since 1956 over 8 million young people have participated in DofE which is now offered in more than 140 countries. 

The four components of the award for Bronze are: 

Volunteering (3 months)Physical (3 months)Skills (3 months) and an Expedition (2 days, 1 night). All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. (See DofE website for further details)


Students will develop a range of skills including their self-confidence, initiative, a sense of responsibility, a greater awareness of their strengths, the ability to plan and use time effectively, the ability to learn from and give back to others in the community, problem solving, presentation and communication skills and leadership and team working skills

To help the students achieve their Award they are encouraged to use activities which they enjoy and find a challenge. These may include activities in which they are already taking part or as an opportunity to develop new skills and hobbies. A DofE programme demands persistence and commitment and cannot be completed with a short burst of enthusiasm. We hope that the students will find participation enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding.


Key Dates

September 2019 Year 10 Assembly presentation and applications for places 

End September 2019 Confirmation letter and Payment and Registration for Duke of Edinburgh

During October 2019 Skills, Physical and Volunteering activities undertaken

Autumn 2019 & Spring 2020 Weekly PSHE sessions on e-DofE, First Aid, Map Reading, Cooking with a Trangia, Menu Planning, Packing Rucksacks, Appropriate Clothing, Pitching Tents, Countryside and Highway Code, Health and Safety issues etc 

By February 1st 2020  Full completion on e-DofE of the two 3 month sections.

By April 20th 2020 Full completion on e-DofE of the 6 month section.


Only those participants who have fully completed all 3 sections on e-DofE will be taking part in the expedition section. 

Practice 3 day 2 night Expedition (Dates TBC includes training day)
Assessed 3 day 2 night Expedition (Dates TBC) includes training day)

Mr P Dolman.
DofE Co-ordinator
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