Duke of Edinburgh Award

The County High School, Leftwich is very proud to present the opportunity of participating in the Duke of Edinburgh bronze award to its Year 10 students.

The DofE has been well known as a great vehicle for students to gain extra-curricular skills since its inception in 1956. During the course of the 2012-2013 academic year over 200,000 students began a DofE programme and we are pleased to say that for the first time students from The County High School, Leftwich were among that cohort.

The staff team of Mrs Wells, Mr Jeffrey, Miss Warburton, Mr Malam, Mrs Cresswell and Mr Williams are all qualified expedition leaders who are dedicated to using their expertise to allow a lucky group of our students to experience the Bronze Award. Those young people who are then able to complete the award will gain a certificate which says a great deal to prospective employers and further education providers, but also gain valuable life experience in a variety of scenarios that they would not usually receive in school time.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
  • So far The County High School, Leftwich have had five groups of Year 10 students undertake the challenge of accomplishing this task and we can report a lot of success, a lot of fun and a lot of new experiences for our students, as well as some tired legs!

    If you would like more information about the course then do not hesitate to contact the school and ask to speak to Mrs Wells or Mr Jeffrey who would be delighted to tell you more about this fantastic opportunity.

    For more information go to www.dofe.org