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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@themarlboroughschool.org

Expedition Dates: 

Bronze Practice - Cotswold Camping Park, Charlbury, OX7 3JH
30th September -1st October 2022
MEC at school at 8.30am arrive back at 3pm (parents to collect from school)

Bronze Assessment - Hill End, OX2 9NJ
28th April - 29th April 2023
MEC at school at 8.30am arrive back at 3pm (parents to collect from school)

Silver Practice - Far Peak Camping GL54 3JL
29th September- 1st October 2022

Meet at GL7 5NT (GR: 130 065) Bibury Lay-by at 8.30am (parents to drop off)

Collect from GL54 3DL (GR: 177155) Watermeadows Car Park 3pm  (parents to collect)

 Silver Assessment - The Scout Hut, SN8 3AN and The Golden Swan SN9 5NN
27th April - 29th April 2023

Meet at West Woods SN8 4DY (GR: 162666) at 8.30am (parents to drop off)

Collect from  West Woods SN8 4DY (GR: 162666) at 3pm  (parents to collect) 

Emergency number during the expeditions is: 0800 4332963


Expedition Section

Marlborough School use BXM an AAP (Approved Activity Provider) with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards  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/duke-of-edinburghs-award/.  There will be no Marlborough School staff accompanying the Expedition section.


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/do/sections/ 

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/do/sections/ 


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/do/sections/ 

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.


Useful Information : 

DofE Training Day by BXM

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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