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What is the DofE?

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The DofE (Duke of Edinburgh) 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.
A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14+ year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

At Blatchington Mill School, we currently offer the Bronze award to Year 9 students and at some point in the future, hope to extend this to Year 10 Silver Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and they involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme at Blatch, please contact our DofE Coordinator Mr Richardson at

In the meantime, please see that attached link for more information; Basic information & FAQs