The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme has been a central part of life at South for over 20 years.
We are the largest DofE Centre in the UK, with over 500 students and 70 staff involved every year. Students complete their Awards almost entirely outside curriculum time, and staff give their time voluntarily. Alongside unique events like the Eisteddfod, the DofE scheme sets South apart from all other schools because of the scale and comprehensiveness of the scheme. Students from all backgrounds benefit from their involvement in the Award scheme. They are supported by a staff team that includes teaching assistants, support staff, teachers and all of the senior staff.
Preparing for the expedition season
Remember to get the dates in your diary for the relevant practice and qualifying expeditions. See the relevant Bronze, Silver or Gold section of this website.
Bronze and Silver expeditions take place in two halves, so make sure you know whether your son/your daughter is going on the first or second half. This information is clearly displayed in school, but Mrs Brazil can also confirm this for you.
Make sure your son/daughter has the right equipment!
Recommended suppliers include…
cotswoldoutdoor.com – 15% discount off all full price items with the discount card in your welcome pack. Nearest store is at Webbs of Wychbold.
gooutdoors.co.uk – advice and DofE packages available in store. Nearest store is in Kidderminster.
Ideas for your award
Dec 12 2017
@TomBellScoots Yes, school is open tomorrow.
Dec 12 2017
So what did you do with your snow day?! Never too young for winter skills! https://t.co/tv8Sp5IK8k
Dec 10 2017
Due to school being closed on Mon 11 Dec, the Bronze & Silver DofE Presentation Evening is also cancelled, or at least postponed! Sorry https://t.co/JYpjGR4U7S
Nov 27 2017
Amazing privilege to be at the World Premiere of 'Death at Christmas' by ex-students George Watkins and Dan Ellis. #DeathAtChristmas 5* from me! https://t.co/o2lByAKchn
Nov 9 2017
Silver participants - remember that due to Eisteddfod rehearsals and general mania, there will no session on Monday 13 Nov after school.
Nov 9 2017
RT @sbhsmrshaden: An absolutely incredible opportunity now open to year 11 and 12's- literally a once in a lifetime trip not to be missed!...