Duke of Edinburgh's Award at King’s offers pupils the chance, not only to gain vital qualifications for further education and the workplace, but also plenty of opportunities for developing their self-confidence, self-sufficiency, team work and leadership qualities, and for meeting new faces and enjoying exciting shared experiences.
The awards require pupils to choose and commit to a sport (Physical), a hobby/school activity (Skill), some form of volunteering (Voluntary) and three expeditions throughout the academic year. The major bonus is that for many pupils, they are already doing much of this in their day-to-day school lives at King’s. We have a driven team of well-qualified, experienced staff and a well-equipped kit store (tents, stoves, a fleet of several bikes and pannier bags) to run inspiring expeditions on foot and on bicycle to locations all over the UK.
In recent years, these have included rural Dorset, Exmoor, Dartmoor, Snowdonia, the North Yorkshire Moors and the Brecon Beacons. All we ask is that pupils enter into the spirit of DofE with an open mind and dedication to seeing the award through. We are currently able to offer the 5th Form the chance to start a silver award, and the 6th Forms a chance to start a silver or gold award.
We would be thrilled to meet prospective pupils and their parents to discuss the opportunities and challenges available through participation in the DofE Award.
Contact the Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator Mr Tom Loveless