Crosby High School

Duke of Edinburgh Award

KS4 Option Choice 

The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme is designed to develop the skills and attitudes young people need to become more rounded, confident adults. All students will develop in the following areas as they work through their DofE programme:

  • Self-belief and self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Initiative and sense of responsibility
  • A real awareness of their strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time effectively
  • Learning from and giving to others in the community
  • Forming new friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and teamworking skills.

There are four sections to the award which include volunteering, learning a new skill, physical and an expedition.

  1. Volunteering - Students will do voluntary work in school or the local community.
  2. Skill - Students will learn a range of new skills such as navigation, cooking outdoors, survival and map reading skills.
  3. Physical - Students will develop their physical side by taking part in engaging activities such as rock climbing, water sports or team sports.
  4. Expedition - Students will take part in a two-day expedition which includes hill walking and overnight camping trip.