The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
At Chantry Academy we are delighted to offer the Duke of Edinburgh's Scheme to all students in year 9 and 10.
The scheme helps young people build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.
‘Why do the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme?
The DofE is non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves, whatever their background, interests and abilities. It gives young people the chance to make new friends, follow their passions, learn new skills and make a difference to the community. Achieving a DofE Award is a great way to impress employers too. It helps young people to see themselves differently and gain a new level of confidence. We always say that after taking on your DofE, you know that whatever life throws at you, you’re ready to deal with it.
How it works
There are three levels to the Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve their Bronze/ Silver Award, your young person will need to complete four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and the Expedition. Young people can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need. The Expedition involves spending two days and one night (Bronze) or three days and two nights (Silver) in the countryside. We provide comprehensive training beforehand to ensure everyone is fully prepared and has the best possible experience.