Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

A huge congratulations to all of the pupils who complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh during the Summer term 2017!!

The teams worked very hard all year to complete a number of training sessions along with planning and preparation for their expeditions. A big well done to all pupils involved. They showed a great improvement of skills from navigation to packing between their practice expedition to their qualifying expedition, (I think they learnt very quickly not to carry unnecessary items)! All of the staff involved were exceptionally impressed with the positive attitude and teamwork shown by all of the pupils. They carried all of their belongings on their back and were self-sufficient throughout both weekends walking over 45 kilometres in total. It takes real determination to complete this distance and camp during the rainy British summer. Miss Flavin and all of the DofE team at St Hilda’s are very proud of you!

If you were one of the pupils involved, please do not forget to double check that you have complete all of the online eDofE sections to ensure you receive your award.

Cohort 2017/18

As a new DofE cohort begin, I wish you all the best of luck! The DofE team and I are looking forward to working with you. There will be an update of dates for training and expedition on return in September. Please ensure you are stuck into your volunteering, skill and physical sections as soon as possible. If you have any questions please see Miss Flavin. Good luck DofE teams summer 2018!!

Please see attached the kit list for expedition, which will take place during the summer term.

Bronze Kit List

DofE training timetable

Make sure you are there if you are signed up!!

If you cannot attend any meeting, you must see Miss Flavin with a valid reason. Any sessions missed with no explanation will go down as unattended. If you miss more than one session with no reason, you may lose your place.

Groups will be on the notice board in student services and send to form tutors by Friday 15th September.


Date Training Venue/ time
Tuesday 12th September All DofE pupils meeting Fitness room 3.15-3.45
Tuesday 26th September eDofE – group 1 Room 234


Tuesday 3rd October eDofE – group 2 Room 234


Tuesday 10th October eDofE – group 3 Room 234


Tuesday 17th October eDofE – anyone who missed session due to absence. Room 234


Friday 24th November

(Inset Day)

DofE training day – you must attend this day!!!! Sports hall 8.30-3.30

Bring your own lunch

 No sessions until January – please continue with your eDofE and if you have any questions please see Miss Flavin or any of the other DofE staff. 

Good luck…… bring on the challenge!!