The Willink School

The Willink School

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

 

Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme that we run here at the Willink. Every year around 75 students undertake their Bronze award, around 35 take their Silver award, and around 10 students work to complete their Gold. The Award is a life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work as well as a recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. Achieving an Award will give skills, confidence and an edge over others when applying for college, university or a job. It goes beyond academic achievements and universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. The DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.

Below is my introduction assembly for this year’s Bronze Cohort, in year 9, and I wish them all the best of luck as they begin their journey on the largest world's leading youth achievement award, with over 438,000 other young people currently doing their DofE in the UK.

Is your daughter or son struggling with activity choices under COVID? Please have a look at the DofE link below for some helpful tips and suggestions to ensure they can continue/start their award in these difficult times:
https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/activities 

Parents

Please click the links to find out all the information you need regarding our Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme.

Duke of Edinburgh South East Virtual Parents Sessions – Invite letter

Virtual Parents Sessions Dates

Why the DofE is valuable on your CV

 

Bronze Award

 

 

Bronze Award Parent Information Presentation

Video from Presentation 

What will your son or daughter get out of their Bronze DofE? 

 

 

Silver Award Parent Information presentation

Video from Presentation 

What will your son or daughter get out of their Silver DofE?

Gold Award

 

 

Gold Award Parent Information presentation

Video from Presentation 

What will your son or daughter get out of their Gold DofE?

Students 

Click the links below to find all the information you need to successfully complete your Duke Of Edinburgh's Award.

Bronze Award

 

 

What is the DofE – Bronze Award Level Presentation

Bronze introduction video

Silver Award

 

 

What is the DofE – Silver Award Level Presentation

Silver introduction video

Gold Award

 

 

What is the DofE – Gold Award Level Presentation

Gold introduction video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWHeCTT170

All Levels

 

 

DofE programme ideas - What to undertake for your award

DofE Programme Planner

How to launch eDofE

How to log on to eDofE

Bronze Award – Spare Assessors Cards

Silver Award – Spare Assessors Cards

Gold Award – Spare Assessors Cards

Letters

Bronze/Silver/Gold Launch Letter 2020

2020 Duke of Edinburgh Enrolment form

Expeditions

Expedition Dates 2020_2021

Kit List