Duke of Edinburgh Award


Here at Dunraven students have the opportunity to pursue the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award (direct entrance), by undertaking a personal programme designed to make young people into well rounded individuals. There are four sections students have to fulfil to complete the programme; volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Students who have previously done the Silver Award will also have the chance to complete the Gold Award.

Dunraven supports student pursuing DofE awards through our extensive enrichment programme, which gives them the opportunity to participate in a sport of their choice or do voluntary work in the local community on a termly basis throughout their time in the Sixth Form.   

The expedition element of DofE sees students embark on a gruelling test of character, as they navigate their way across testing terrains in small teams. Year 12’s doing the Silver award will have to successfully plan and complete a trek over the course of 3 days, which takes place during the Summer term. During their journey students will camp overnight, adding another dimension to an already challenging exercise.

Dunraven have offered students the opportunity to take part in DofE since 2007. In addition to testing students’ physical endurance, the programme helps to build key skills such as team work, communication and organisation. More information on DofE can be found by clicking on the link to the official website below.