What is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?
“My DofE has made me realise I can be whoever I want to be.” Jay, Gold Award holder
Like Jay, many young people find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?
Benton Park School offers the opportunity for students to pursue the Bronze, Silver & Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. We have had enormous success in the past and students thoroughly enjoy the challenge year after year. Invitation letters have been given out to students in years 10, 11, 12 & 13 and all relevant information is shown below.
If you think that your son or daughter would enjoy this worthwhile challenge, please ask them to see Miss Metcalfe, who is our school Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator.