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Duke of Edinburgh Award 

About DofE.

A Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is so much more than a ‘pat on the back’ for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who’ve achieved a DofE Award.

Its balanced programme develops the whole person – mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working. There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Participants develop a programme of activities in four or five sections that involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

With the help of DofE Leaders, participants select their own programme of activities and set themselves objectives. It’s not a competition or about being first. It’s all about self-development.

For more information about this internationally recognised award, please visit www.dofe.org


DofE @ Cornwallis

We will be enrolling participants on the Bronze Award this academic year, from Year 9 and Year 10. The Award is open to both boys and girls, and do not need any prior experience.

Training for the expedition skills will be providing on Focus Days and other organised activity. Skills such as map reading, putting up a tent, outdoor cooking, walking and basic first aid are all provided as part of students’ enrolment with us.

The 4 programme areas of the Bronze Award are:

  1. 1Skill – 3 months
  2. Physical – 3 months
  3. Volunteering – 3 months


Participants should complete one hour a week (not necessarily all in the same 3 month period) in each zone, with one of the above activity being undertaken over 6 months


Expedition – 2 days, 1 night  



Parent Info Booklet

Bitesize Bronze Planner

Section Ideas

Cornwallis Enrolment Form

Cornwallis Combined Programme Planner


Get in Touch

To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme at Cornwallis Academy, please contact the D of E Manager, Mr D Clapp: cordofe@cornwallisacademy.com