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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.

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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: