St Davids High School

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh is all about going the extra mile – student's gain new skills, pushing themselves physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, student's create new friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.  

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is made up of four sections:

Skill-The Skills section is about discovering what the individual is really good at. Maybe  students would like to get better at something they already do, like playing a musical instrument, or learn something for the very first time, like how to design a website?

Physical-The Physical section is a chance for students to focus on their health and fitness and have fun along the way. This can be achieved by students Improving their football, rock climbing or dance skills or by trying a completely new sport or activity. 

Volunteering- Volunteering is all about making a difference to other people’s lives. From teaching children cyber safety to starting a local recycling campaign, the Volunteering section of the DofE enables students to give their time to help others and change things for the better.

Expedition-As part of a small team, students plan and complete a practice and final expedition that will truly stretch their horizons. They will improve on their communication and leadership skills and take a rucksack full of memories home with them.

Both the Silver and Bronze DofE awards are offered at St David's High School.

Our year 9 students are currently preparing themselves for their Bronze practice expedition which  is due to take place on the 10th and 11th of May 2018. The students are being trained in basic first aid, camp craft, navigation and map reading along with numerous other skills that are essential for a Dof E expedition.They are required to walk approximately 25km over the two days whilst carrying all of their kit required for an overnight stay at the campsite. There are many criteria that the students must fulfill in order to achieve their award, all of which are assessed over the two day expedition.