Duke of Edinburgh

The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 24-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.

DofE is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

At Royds Hall, you can do DofE at Bronze or Silver level. To do Bronze you must be in Year 9 or above, and to do Silver you must be in Year 10 or above.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections.

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition.

But here’s the best bit – you get to choose what you do! Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing. And along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Sections

If you are struggling to think of what to do for your Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections, there are lots of really good ideas on the DofE Award website. For each section, you need to do your chosen activity for a minimum of one hour each week in your own time. You must have an assessor for each section, who must not be a family member, is knowledgable in the chosen activity, and can write a short report once you have finished the section.

Cost

By delivering our own in-house training and practice walks, we try to keep costs down as much as possible. The full cost of completing your Award in 2019/20 is as follows:

  • Bronze Award – £140
  • Silver Award – £190

A non-returnable deposit of £40 is required to secure your place on the Award, and the remaining amount will need to be paid by the end of January. All payments must be made via ParentPay.

Please note the above fees include the cost of one practice and one qualifying expedition. If additional expeditions are required, these will be charged extra (£50 for Bronze, £75 for Silver).

Training

Most training sessions will take place after school on Thursdays. Students will also be going on three practice walks before the expeditions, the details of which are below. It is vital that all students attend all training sessions and practice walks.

Bronze and Silver Thursdays 3-5pm – Dates TBC Training
Bronze and Silver Saturday 7th March 2020 – 9am Practice Walk (Emley)
Silver only Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd March 2020 Practice Expedition
Bronze and Silver Saturday 28th March 2020 – 9am Practice Walk (Marsden)
Silver only Friday 24th – Sunday 26th April Qualifier Expedition
Bronze only Saturday 2nd May 2020 – 9am Practice Walk (Emley)
Bronze only Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th May 2020 Practice Expedition
Bronze only Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th June Qualifier Expedition

Links

For more information, please click on the links below:

DofE Award website

Kirklees DofE