The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme was founded by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956. It helps to develop young people for life and work and requires young people to undertake volunteering, physical development, teamwork, practical and social skills …….and many more core foundation skills that are invaluable in adulthood.
Take a look at the videos below which tell you more about the scheme itself and what Amy, one of our students has to say about taking part in the D of E award scheme.
D of E at Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy is continuing to go from strength to strength offering its students the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The D of E Award is an extra-curricular activity which requires determination, motivation and commitment. After several years of running the award Vale of York Academy has nearly 100 students from year 10 and 11 taking part!
Key members of the school staff support our students to maximise the D of E experience; teachers and support staff get involved to assist Mr Rampling, our D of E Co-ordinator, ensuring as many of our students as possible successfully complete of the Award.
What does it involve?
The Duke of Edinburgh Award has three levels:
Bronze (aged 14+)
Silver (aged 15+)
Gold (aged 16+)
Students need to complete a personal programme of activities from these four sections:
Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
If you have any questions about the scheme or how you can take part, please contact Mr Rampling.
Friday 26th June! Dofe starts and we are cooking, pitching tents and brushing up on our navigation skills ahead of tomorrow’s weekend to Castle Howard! Pupils and staff are really excited to be out on Dofe Don’t miss the action, we will keep you posted during this weekend 👍 pic.twitter.com/YPlx…
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