Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Year 9.
This is one last push to see who is interested in taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award this year. Your form tutor will have already shown you the attached powerpoint, but if you missed it have a look. If the DofE award is something you would possibly like to do ( and did not tell your form tutor that you were interested before Christmas) then let your form tutor know on this post or email me a cgiggle@gvsc.org.uk. This is only if you did not already say you were interested. Emailed letters will be going home on Monday 18th January to those that have said they are interested. By saying you would like a letter does not mean you have committed to doing DofE at this point, you can still opt out if you decide it is not for you.
Mr Giggle

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What is the DofE?

·         A life-changing experience.

·         A fun time with friends.

·         An opportunity to discover new interests and talents.

·         A tool to develop essential skills for life and work.

·         A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

At Fairfield we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award to Year 9s and 10s. For 2019/20 both year groups will be taking part in the Bronze Award, with the hope that we will be able to offer Silver to Year 10s from 2020/21 onwards

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level. They involve Volunteering (helping the community/environment) , Physical (becoming fitter), Skill (developing new skills), Expedition (planning, training for and completing an expedition).

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a 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, enhancing CVs and university and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.