Duke of Edinburgh

At Teddington School we are pleased to be able to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a real adventure for young people and allows them to broaden their horizons and face new challenges.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is made up of 4 different sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. The Bronze Award will take a minimum of 6 months to complete, and the Silver Award a minimum of 12. The award enables students to show a real commitment and sense of community as they get involved with their different activities, and they will grow in responsibility as they take ownership of their award.

Practice Expedition March 2022

Between the 11th and 14th of March 2022, 155 students across Years 9, 10 and 11 took part in their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award practice expedition in two separate groups. Students were first greeted by the company Aim High Expeditions who outlined the overall agenda and technical points of the two days ahead. The students walked in groups working together to map-read and navigate their way along the planned routes whilst problem solving how to get back on track if they found themselves off-course. On arrival back at the campsite, each group prepared food and their tents for the evening and spent time checking routes for the following day. Despite the weather conditions and the students being tired on the morning of the second day, each group was expected to prepare their equipment before departing for day 2 of the expedition. All the students made it safely back to the campsite to support the clear-up and pack-down of equipment. The instructors held a debrief with students to provide general feedback and outline key learning points for their assessed expeditions which took place between the 13th and 16th of May.

Key Dates 2023

  • February - Virtual information evening for the bronze expedition (date tbc)
  • May - Bronze in school training day (date tbc)
  • 3rd - 6th June - Bronze practice and qualifying expeditions
  • September - Silver expeditions (dates tbc)

If you have any queries regarding the Award please contact Mrs Lee, Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator. Alternatively, you can find out more information on the Duke of Edinburgh website.

Log onto the eDofe website to upload information about your activities and check progress on your different sections.

If you have completed your physical, skills or volunteering your assessor can upload their report here.

Sarah Lee, DofE Coordinator

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