Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Since its creation in 1956 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, the DofE has gone from strength to strength. Guided by the same set of principles and by young people themselves, it’s as relevant today as it was then.
The DofE has a positive impact on young people’s lives, in terms of their personal development and employability, and on wider society, from charities gaining active and engaged volunteers to businesses hiring work-ready recruits.
A flexible programme that helps to develop young people for life and work, the numbers speak for themselves: 93% of participants feel that DofE has helped them to work in a team and 84% feel that they have become a more responsible person.
We were recently successful in applying to DofE to run our own licence which will be managed by Miss Sally Groves from January 2018. This was after East Riding of Yorkshire Council decided not to renew their license for DofE, so anyone who has started a level MUST have their evidence uploaded by 30 November or it will not get marked. If your timescales are longer than this for Silver or Gold, Miss Groves can organise an extension, but this will not apply to bronze candidates.
Pupils in Years 12-13 can apply for any level award, Year 11 can apply for bronze or silver and Year 10 pupils can apply for bronze awards. Ideally, all enrolment forms will be with Miss Groves by 30 November as it takes approximately 30 minutes to process each pupil onto the system.
This is a brilliant opportunity for Hull Collegiate School pupils to do something which will make them stand out against other young people in job and university applications.
For more information about the award please see the Duke of Edinburgh award website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .