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Duke of Edinburgh Award

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

A life changing experience. It is an opportunity to discover new interests and talents, a tool to develop essential skills for life and work, and a recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers and further education providers. 

How does the Award work?

The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award is composed of four sections:


If you wish to find out even more about the scheme and what you can do in each of the sections please use the following link: Duke of Edinburgh


Further Information

For more information about the award scheme or how your child can get involved please contact Miss Weightman (Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager) on

Why do the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The benefits of achieving the DofE Award are endless.


Achieving the Award will give you skills, confidence and an edge over others when you apply for college, university or a job. Beyond your academic achievements, further education providers and employers want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.


You’ll also make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

It also develops character traits like confidence and resilience that can boost their mental health and well being and help them face and overcome personal challenges.

To keep up to date ad follow our progress make sure you follow our x account at Smith’s Wood Duke of Edinburgh 

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