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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a fantastic opportunity for students and gives them the chance to do something completely new and/or improve on things they are already doing. They will build confidence, resilience, skills. Colleges, universities and employers regard The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award highly.

To find out more, please visit www.dofe.org
Or contact DofE@marlborough.oxon.sch.uk


Participants will need to complete 4 sections (**see Covid-19 exemption for Expedition Section):

If you need further support over the summer period, please contact our DofE Operation’s Officer, Alison Moor: alison.moor@dofe.org

Expedition Section

Marlborough School use BXM an AAP (Approved Activity Provider) to run the expeditions. BXM will provide training and support to complete their expedition section. Click here to find out more https://www.bxmoutdoors.com/pages/expeditions.

During Covid-19 there will be no overnight camping, parents will need to drop off/collect at the campsite each day. For information on the expedition changes that will apply until 21 July 2021 click here https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/expedition-flexibilities

**During Covid-19 students who enrol before 31 July 2021 will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement to recognise the students that have been unable do the expedition section but has completed the other three sections.

In their own time they will need to complete the other three sections: volunteering, skill and physical. 

Volunteering Section
For the volunteering activity the students need to choose to give time to help people, the community or society, the environment or animals. Volunteering at a non-profit organisation without getting paid.

Click here to view the Programme of Ideas for the Volunteering Section

https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/programme_ideas_-_volunteering.pdf

Click here to view the Programme of Ideas for the Volunteering Section that are COVID friendly activities

Click here to view alternative ideas for activities during Covid-19 https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/activities

Skill Section
For the skills activity students need to choose an activity that will allow them to prove that they have broadened their understanding and increased their expertise in the chosen skill.

Click here to view the Programme of Ideas for the Skill Section

https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/programme_ideas_-_skills.pdf

Physical Section
For the physical activity the students need to choose a sport, dance or fitness activity.

Click here to view the Programme of Ideas for the Physical Section

https://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/programme_ideas_-_physical.pdf

Click here to view alternative ideas for activities during Covid-19 https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/activities

 

The New eDofE app
You can download the new DofE app (https://www.dofe.org/app/) to manage your eDofE, it is free from the App Store and Google Play. The DofE App allows students to easily upload evidence (photos and assessors reports) to their eDofE account which makes it easier for pupils to complete each section. This must be managed by the student and parents and is a commitment to ensure evidence of the four sections is recorded in a timely manner.

Expedition Dates

Training Day

Saturday 18th September 2021 (9am-4pm at school) – all students must attend, please bring a drink and packed lunch

Bronze

18th September 2021

24th-25th September 2021

08th-09th October 2021

Silver

18th September 2021

30th September - 02th October 2021

14th-16th October 2021

Gold

18th September 2021

14th-16th September 2021

21th-25th October 2021

Useful Information : 

DofE Year 9 Bronze Student Information Presentation
DofE Year 9 Bronze Parent Information Presentation Part 1

DofE Year 9 Bronze Parent Information Presentation Part 2

Enrolment Form

Letter to Year 8 June 2021

Letter to Year 9 June 2021

​Year 8 DoE Welcome Letter

Year 9 DofE July 2021

Year 12 Gold D of E letter

Parent Information Sessions 2021

Timescales

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