Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a personal programme of activities for young people aged 14 – 24. The programme involves four sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition (and for Gold, a Residential) which when completed lead to three levels of qualification, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Whilst certainly an asset to CVs, Sixth Form and University applications, the Award is a challenging programme which requires a high level of self-motivation and enthusiasm in order to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience for students.
Pupils can find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing new skills, picking up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. At St Christopher’s we offer Bronze level to Year 10 pupils, Silver in Year 11 and Gold in the Lower Sixth.

Our programme is regularly over-subscribed, with the decision as to whether or not pupils are allocated a place based primarily on a letter of application, which is considered within the context of their level of academic ability. Pupils who have completed their Bronze or Silver Award are given priority when applying for the next level.

The cost of participating in the Award is £90 for Bronze, £100 for Silver and £150 for Gold, which can be paid in installments.

Dates 2021 

28th February  - DofE campcraft training day in school
7th March Bronze - DofE Day Walk (Y10)
18th – 21st March - Gold DofE Qualifying Expedition (Y13)
23rd (5:00pm) – 25th April - Silver DofE Practice Expedition (Y11)
7th – 9th May  - Bronze DofE Practice Expedition (Y10)
21st – 25th May  - Gold DofE Practice Expedition (Y12)
26th – 28th June - Silver DofE Qualifying Expedition (Y11)
2nd – 4th July - Bronze DofE Qualifying Expedition (Y10)

If you have specific questions or would like further information on any element of the Duke of Edinburgh programme at St Christopher’s, please contact:

Mr T Smith
Miss D Sutton
Mr M Unsworth