Duke of Edinburgh Awards

We have been offering the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award (D of E) at Chatsmore for the last few years. So far a wide range of students have taken part and experienced something great.

The D of E is an international personal development scheme for 14-24 year olds. It is adventurous and engaging, it requires you to go beyond yourself, try new things and reach new limits.

The D of E website says this about the award:

“Its balanced programme of activities develops the mind, body and soul in an environment of social interaction and team working”

The D of E programme is split into four sections at Bronze and Silver level they are:

Volunteering: undertaking services to individuals or the community

Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities

Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests

Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey.

Everyone who takes part develops as a person, some of the skills that will be developed include:

Team work, independence, problem solving, fitness, commitment, self worth, self esteem, responsibility, relationships, leadership, adventuring and many more….

The expedition is organised by the school and involves planning and taking part in a walking and camping weekend in the south downs.

For more information check the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website (www.dofe.org) or ask Mr Bell  in school.

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