Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a life-changing adventure that our students don’t want to miss.
Completing the DofE will be a life changing adventure. It’s about going the extra mile! Learning new skills for work and life, getting fitter, making a difference and broadening horizons. Millions of young people in the UK have already done their DofE. Crofton is proud to be able to offer the Bronze Award to our year 10 students.
Students design their own exciting and challenging programme of activities to help them reach their full potential. They’ll learn new skills, help others, have fun, make new friends and gain a great sense of achievement. Employers, colleges and universities really value the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and know what it says about someone who completes their Award.
The Bronze Award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections. They’ll find themselves helping people or the community (Volunteering), getting fitter (Physical), developing skills (Skills) and taking part in an expedition.
We introduce the Duke of Edinburgh Award to students at the beginning of Year 10. The students will have a presentation during one of their assemblies or during tutor time where we show a short film telling them what the award is all about.
A letter is then sent to all Year 10 parents/guardians with further details and enrolment forms. We ask the students who are interested to meet with us one lunch time where they have chance to ask any questions.
We have a strong team of enthusiastic fully qualified Bronze level leaders which enables us to take approximately 40 students per year. We also work in conjunction with Hampshire Outdoors AAP for the expedition to provide a fully authentic outdoors experience.