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Duke of Edinburgh's Award news and information

DofE award presentation 2022

boar drop shadow alpha trans 100pxIn October 2020, eighteen Year 12 students were enrolled to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award programme. On Wednesday 30 March 2022, we had the pleasure of presenting Award certificates and badges to every single one of them! We were very grateful to have our Chair Of Governors, Dave Roberts, CBE in attendance to present the awards and we also welcomed Edward Gaskin, the DofE Operations Officer for Kent who gave a heartening brief on the DofE award.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

DofElogo TransBG 1048pxWhat is the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn't matter who you are or where you’re from. It is the world's leading youth achievement award, it gives millions of 14- to 25-year olds the opportunity to push themselves to be the very best they can be. The award was founded in 1965 by HRH Prince Philip.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2012


Once again applications for the Duke of Edinburgh Award have been popular. 46 pupils will be starting the award in January at either Bronze or Silver level. The pupils will be completing eleven training sessions as well as practise and assessed expeditions over the next twelve months with the school. Alongside this pupils will be completing their skill, physical and volunteering challenges for a minimum of three months independently.

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Duke of Edinburgh Award assessed expeditions July 2011

Happy campersThe first weekend in July and the sun was shining and the sky was blue. The students did us all proud and worked well in their teams. There were a few minor detours but they all seemed to get to the right places at (roughly) the right times! An excellent weekend - well done all, you should be proud of yourselves!

Students Miriam Anderson (10H, silver) and Caitlin Telfer (10H, bronze) report on the fun that was had:

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award news

The end of the first practice walkPractice walk
A big well done for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award first year students (bronze and silver) who managed to navigate successfully from the St Nicholas at Wade roundabout to the Ursuline College on Friday. They managed well and arrived in high spirits ready to cook their tea and put their tents up.
A lovely start for those novices of camping!

Presentation evening - Thursday 31 March 2011
Huge congratulations to the successful Bronze and Silver participants who received their awards last week. I got the impression that Dane Court is everywhere as there seemed to be someone from school in most youth groups around Thanet. Well Done!

Dates for your diary
Bronze expedition: 21 and 22 May 2011 (practice). 18 and 19 June 2011 (assessed)
Silver expedition: 20, 21 and 22 May 2011 (practice). 17, 18 and 19 June 2011 (assessed)

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