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 2020
Saturday 26th to
Sunday 27th September
DofE Y10/Y11 Bronze Training - Surrey Hills leave at 8am, return at 4pm
|Y10/Y11||Exeat with BXM Expeditions|
|Thursday 22nd October to Friday 23rd October||DofE Y10 Bronze Final - Leatherhead, leave at 8am return at 5pm||Y10/Y11||Autumn Half Term with BXM Expeditions|
Saturday 24th October to Monday 26th October
|DofE Y10 Bronze Canoe, River Wey, leave at 8am, return at 4pm||Y10/Y11||Autumn half term with CJ Outdoors|
SPRING TERM 2021
Wednesday 31st March to Monday 5th April
|Y10-Y13 Ten Tors Training Dartmoor, leave at 9am, return at 2pm||Y10-Y13||
|Tuesday 6th April to Thursday 8th April||Y11-Y12 DofE Silver Training, leave at 8am, return at 4pm||Y12||Easter Holidays with BXM Expeditions|
|Friday 16th April to Sunday 18th April||Y11-Y12 DofE Silver Final, leave at 8am, return at 4pm||Y12||Easter Holidays with BXM Expeditions|
summer term 2021
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:
Jessica L-C; Emily G; Abigail W; Caitlin D; Grace Keyes; Alyssa K; Jack H; Hannah G; Emily A; Maddie R; James W.
Oliver P; Alice G; Max W; Lottie H; Daniel K; Charly T; Jacob D; Ella L; Emma C.
Amy T; Jesse H; Olly P; Kashi G; Maisie C; Hugo K-C; Otto B; George H; Harvey O; Patrick C; Oliver E; Abigail H-B; Susannah H; Cerys G-J; Grace F; Scarlett B; Lauren M; Eleanor N; Harry A; Joanna H; Benjamin K; Scott R; Jake W; Jasmine M; Madeline G
Mr P Fox