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 75 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.
Applying for a place on DofE
Bronze, Silver and Gold launch assemblies: week commencing 16 September 2019.
Forms available towards the end of that week.
Make sure you meet the enrolment deadline which is on the information booklet.
Remember that to get a place on the Bronze expedition in 2020 you will need to complete two sections (e.g. Volunteering, Physical, Skill) before the end of December, and upload the two Assessor reports before the first day of the Spring term.
Recommended suppliers include…
cotswoldoutdoor.com – Historically, there was a 15% discount off all full price items using the discount card in your welcome pack. Sometimes the staff are able to honour this discount. Nearest store is at Webbs of Wychbold.
gooutdoors.co.uk – The official DofE supplier!. Advice and DofE packages available in store. Nearest store is in Kidderminster. The discount card is in your welcome pack.
Ideas for your award
Jan 21 2020
Thank you to all those who attended tonight's DofE information evening! We have another information session on tomorrow from 6:30- looking forward to seeing more keen DofE-ers for some food tasting, bag trying on and kit shopping with an informative presentation at 7:30!⛰ https://t.co/AfZL2qJAWN
Nov 27 2019
Congratulations to all students who received their Gold Award today from HRH the Earl of Wessex alongside the amazing guest speaker, Tanni Grey- Thompson! A fabulous achievement- you should all be incredibly proud! https://t.co/NK9nHemlcc
Oct 12 2019
Oct 5 2019
Sep 17 2019
This week in assemblies we have been launching DofE for this academic year. Enrolment forms and info booklets available on Monday. #youaremorethanyourgrades https://t.co/2KuZVd1RqV