Due to the current pandemic Duke of Edinburgh Award have made a number of changes to the award to allow students to continue to achieve the award.
Activity suggestions during COVID-19
Some activities will have to be changed. If you have already completed a number of weeks ie: 6 weeks then get the report for this first and then start a new activity for the remaining time. You will need to have an assessors report for both.
Each section will need to have an assessor that is not a family member. Evidence will need to be provided to your DofE Manager for sections that you are doing independently and not with a coach / leader / adult / teacher. Photographs and diaries are key to this as well as a log of your activities under taken.
Click on the link below for each log.
How do I get an assessor to complete my report. Firstly make sure all you information is correct on you eDofE page, including dates, duration of activity, name and contact details of the assessor.
Then email them with your ID number and the link below asking them if they can complete your report.
eDofE app has been launched
SAY HELLO TO THE DOFE APP
Download the app to start, manage and complete your programme.
Available for free from the App Store and Google Play.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (commonly abbreviated to DofE) is a programme of activities that can be undertaken by anyone agreed 14 to 24 regardless of personal ability. DofE programmes can on average, take between 1 - 2 years to complete depending on the route taken. All programmes must be completed by the participants 25th birthday. Around 275,000 participants are taking part in their DofE Programme at any time in the United Kingdom.
The concept of DofE is simple – anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:
- Volunteering : undertaking service to individuals or the community
- Physical : improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
- Skills : developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
- Expedition : planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK (or abroad for the gold award).
As you can see, the Award is a fantastic opportunity for participants to improve their skills, health and wellbeing. It pushes them to be the best they can by encouraging them to learn new skills, be physically more able as well as giving them confidence in themselves and their abilities. It also makes them aware of others and how they can help and give back to their community.
St Thomas More is a licensed organisation, we have been successfully running the scheme for 14 years at the bronze level. Students in year 9 are expected to take part in the Bronze Award, this then provides students in year 10 with the opportunity to take on the Silver Award. The school values the extra-curricular and realises that there are many benefits to completing the award. The award is one of the most recognised awards beyond academia.
Duke of Edinburgh Manager