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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):

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 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.


Dates for academic year 2020/2021

Year 10 Bronze Trial Expedition - Sat 05 Sept 2020 – Sun 6th Sept 2020 

Year 10 Bronze Qualifying Expedition - Sat 10 Oct 2020 - Sun 11 Oct 2020

Year 11 Silver Trial Expedition – Fri 25 Oct 2020 – Sun 27 Oct 2020 

Year 11 Silver Qualifying Expedition – Fri 16 Oct 2020 - Sun 18 Oct 2020

Year 9 Bronze Training – Sat 09 January 2021

Year 9 Bronze Trial Expedition – Sat 29 May 2021 – Sun 30 May 2021

Year 9 Bronze Qualifying Expedition – Sat 19 June 2021 – Sun 20 June 2021

 

Timescales

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