The Character Passport

The aim of the Character Passport is to help each of you recognise the gifts of God within yourselves, to search for excellence and to foster the development of your true self

We want to give you the best chance to achieve this award for your commitment to self improvement and for volunteering at home

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The Duke of Edinburgh Award

At Bishop Ullathorne, we offer the Bronze Award during Year 10 and the Silver Award during Year 12. There are four sections to complete in order to achieve the Award. They include:

· helping the community/environment

· becoming fitter

· developing new skills

· planning, training for and completing an expedition.

Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives. The main differences between Bronze and Silver are the minimum length of time it takes to complete each of the activities, how challenging it is and the minimum age you can start.

Students who choose to complete the Award will demonstrate all areas of our Ullathorne Way Values:

Wise and Curious

Taking up new activities for

the physical and skills section


Developing knowledge of

expeditions skills with

navigating, cooking, camping


Becoming lifelong learners

who take up new challenges

once they have left school

Faith-filled and Prophetic

Serving the local faith

community through the

volunteering section

Making a difference to future

opportunities by achieving a

prestigious Award


Being generous with our time when volunteering


Demonstrating gratitude towards their staff, coaches and assessors


Appreciating current gifts and talents and learning new skills


Adding evidence to the eDofE app of their volunteering, physical and skills sections

Communicating with adults in the wider community


Paying close attention to the activities chosen and evidence added to eDofE


Through expedition training (developing map reading skills, use of a compass)


While on the expedition, learning from past experiences to seek a better way forward


Showing care and making a difference to other people or the environment through volunteering sections


Supporting other team members during the expedition

Currently completing a DofE Award with us? Try these useful links and resources:

Need ideas for activities for each section?

Need the link for your assessor to complete your Assessor’s Report?

Need to log in to eDofE so you can add your activities, evidence and assessors reports for the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections?