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
May 3 2020
Great to see students, parents and staff taking on the #keepsouthmoving challenge this month! Some great progress being made already! Keep sharing your photos with @SBHSDofE of any nice walks and include the hashtag above it's not too late to join in, details on poster below! https://t.co/coFcIiVHoi
May 2 2020
If you have been wondering what the English department have been up to in their spare time, here it is! Let us know what you have been reading... https://t.co/yaQrUJMCtb
Apr 30 2020
We know many of you have been disappointed at missing out on your DofE practice expeditions, so why not get involved in the @SouthBromsPE fitness challenge? You can attempt to walk the distance of your expeditions (approx) during May? Bronze 25km Silver 50km Gold 75km https://t.co/RDsr3UPZTL
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