Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn't matter who a student is or where they're from. They just need to be aged 14 and realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching tv.

The school offers programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Students achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if it is the Gold).

Students will need to help people or the community, get fitter, develop skills, go on two expeditions and take part in a residential activity (Gold only). They choose what they do!

Their programme can be full of activities and projects that they really enjoy. They will pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The Bronze Award is open to students in Year 10. Typically around 130 students sign up to do the Award showing how popular it is at Parmiter's. During the course of the Award students are taught the skills necessary to undertake their expedition, including navigational skills and camp craft. There are 2 expeditions with one overnight camp, one practice and one final, with 2 training days and some after school instruction. The expeditions are held in the in the Chiltern Hills.

The Silver Award is offered to students in Year 12. In order to undertake the Award it is not necessary to have completed the Bronze Award although this does mean that some of the sections are undertaken for a longer period. Full training is given to direct entrants. There are 2 expeditions with 2 or 3 overnight camps, one practice in the Chiltern Hills and one final in the Peak District.

Students find that achieving an Award gives them skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.

They receive recognition for doing things they want to do (and may even be doing already), and they make a difference to other people's lives and in their community. They also become fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime.

Mr Holloway, D of E Coordinator
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