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
Mar 2 2018
Feb 26 2018
RT @DofE: It's expedition season, and there's lots of #DofE recommended kit to make yours as safe and comfortable as possible. Make sure to...
Feb 26 2018
@GOoutdoors Kidderminster DofE discount evening on 28 Feb from 6:00 to 8:00. Head along and grab some bargains!
Jan 25 2018
Jan 23 2018
Thank you to our amazing students, parents/carers, governors and supporters, and to Helen Barnard from @PlasyBrenin for making our @DofE Presentation Evening so special! Proud of all our recipients! https://t.co/Feq8ZwdDQ7
Jan 10 2018
Thanks to staff, students and parents for their enthusiasm at the first of 2 expedition info evenings! See more of you tomorrow https://t.co/3kgrYPo44w