Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme was launched in 1956. It aims to recognise the achievements of young people and to inspire, guide and support them in their self-development. Students engaging with the DofE follow their own exciting and challenging programme of activities to help them reach their full potential.

Employers, colleges and universities really value Duke of Edinburgh Awards and recognise that an Award holder has something more than just academic qualifications to offer.

Students can achieve a Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold standard by completing a personal programme in four sections, underpinned by 10 guiding principles:

Hundreds of Highfields students have taken part in the DofE programme since the school started running the scheme around 10 years ago. Those taking part have taken on a number of challenges, including volunteering in the community and a residential trip which involves them only being allowed to know one other person and therefore building a team to complete a project with strangers.

Other outdoor activities run by Highfields, including trips to the school's Llandrinio Outdoor Education Centre, in Wales, provide a great starter point for the challenging, yet exciting, DofE programme. The centre gives our students new experiences and skills throughout their school life from Year 6 Induction, through to the Duke of Edinburgh programme, which is open for Year 10 students and upwards.


How to Apply

To register for the Highfields DofE scheme, download and complete an application form (this may be hand written or typed).

Completed applications should be emailed to Mr Moody, Head of Sport cmoody@hswv.co.uk

Application Form (WORD)