The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Gordon's School is thriving.
Students participate in several trips, visits and challenges in order to receive their Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE awards.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award will not only add to the CVs and University applications of those students involved, but also allows them to build on their team work skills, survival skills, and allows them to learn new skills they would otherwise have not experienced.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14-24. eDofE enables them to record their intended aims, track their progress and upload evidence of their achievements.
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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme explained...
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award groups working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold awards are a strong and vibrant part of our school community. Please click here to read about how each award can be achieved. Typically, students in Year 10 are encouraged to participate in the Bronze Award, students in Year 11 participate in the Silver Award, and sixth form students participate in the Gold Award.
Outline of the scheme
|Volunteering||Students undertake service to individuals or the community|
|Physical||Students aim to improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness|
|Skills||Students develop practical and social skills and personal interests|
Students plan and train for the completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or overseas
At Gold Level, students must do an additional fifth residential section, which involves staying and working away from home doing
a shared activity
* Only students doing the Gold Award need to do this residential component. This has to be done in addition to the expedition.
Duke of edinburgh Expeditions
autumn term 2019
Saturday 14th to
Sunday 15th September
DofE Y10 Bronze training – Surrey Hills leave at 1pm, return at approximately 4pm
|Y10||Students will leave AFTER Saturday Morning School with BXM Expeditions.|
|Wednesday 18th September||DofE Gold Expedition - Norway or Slovenia||Y12 & Y13||Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award Parent Information Evening in the Rec 6.00pm|
|Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th September||DofE Y10 Bronze Final – Leatherhead, leave at 8am, return at approximately 5pm||Y10||Exeat with BXM Expeditions|
|Tuesday 8th October||DofE Presentation Evening||Y11-13||Presentation of completed Duke of Edinburgh's Awards in the Rec 6.00 pm|
Wednesday 23rd to
Friday 25th October
|DofE Y10 Bronze Canoe, River Wye, leave at 8am, return at approximately 4pm||Y10||Autumn half term with CJ Outdoors|
SPRING TERM 2020
Tuesday 31st March to Friday 3rd April
|DofE Y10 Bronze practice & final - Dartmoor (10 Tors).
Leave 9am, return at approximately 2pm.
Y11-13 helpers also attend.
summer term 2020
Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development (SOLD)
SOLD offers opportunities which students can take part in to complete the skills and residential components of their relevant awards.
Congratulations to the following students on the successful completion of their Gold; Silver and Bronze Awards:
Nicholas B; Emma R. Alice H; Anna D; Jordyne H; Thomas P; Gemma W; Harry B; Amelia S; Arabella S; Fiona D.
Luc G; Lars H; Cameron C; Alyssa K; Finn M; Grace K; Eleanor-Rose P; Magnus J; Mark H; Emily J.
Max W; Rory M; Sophie S; Isobel L; Jacob D; Olivia K; Elisa J; Lauren J; Brogan H; Elliot DvG; Livvy A; Daniel K; Maddy R; Brogan H; Oliver S; Oliver P; Luke E; Francis K-W; Dana K; Leah W; Nate W; Ann R; Hayden R; Keyur G; Darcy W; Seren H; Theo L-C; James D; Jack B; Ashmit G; Matthew D; Edward D; Zak T; Amy T; Jesse H.
Mr P Fox