Duke of Edinburgh Award


We currently run the Bronze Award for students in Year 10. 2018-19 has been  our busiest year ever, with 46 students taking part in the Award. If you would like to find out more, speak to Miss Mackintosh or Mr Graham, who run the programme at school. Current participants can log into their eDofE area here: https://www.edofe.org/

The Bronze Award is split into 4 sections: Skill, Physical, Volunteering, and Expedition.

Practice Group 4

Sectional Activities

Students must choose activities to complete for the Skill, Physical and Volunteering sections. They must work on these activities for at least an hour a week for 6 months for one of these sections, and for 3 months for the remaining 2 sections; students can choose which of the activities they complete for the longer time period. These activities can be brand new to the students, or can be activities in which they already participate, but the students must set themselves a goal to work towards within the time frame. Once they have completed the time frame, a supervising adult must write a report assessing the student's reliability and commitment, as well as the progress the student has made towards their goal. This report completes the sectional activity.

Practice Group 5

Activities that CHSFG students have taken part in include:


Playing an instrument, Choir, Crochet, Drawing, Photography, Fire Safety skills at Fire Cadets, Cooking, Baking, Coding through the Duke of York's Award, Sign Language, Calligraphy, and Playing in a Steel Pan Band


Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Gym workouts, Swimming, Running, Walking, Horse Riding, Hip Hop Dance, Football, Trampolining, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Mermaid Swimming, Team Sports at Fire Cadets, and Street Dance


Helping at Guides/Scouts/Brownies/Cubs/Rainbows/Beavers packs, volunteering in local libraries, volunteering in local charity shops, helping at a Judo club, volunteering with Riding for the Disabled, helping at clubs within school including Netball and Dance, running own clubs within school including British Sign Language Club, giving instrumental lessons to younger students, and Peer Mentoring

Training CPR

There are so many options that everyone can find something they're interested in. A full list of suggestions can be found here:



The Expedition is a 2-day Qualifying Expedition undertaken in local countryside. Students must plan and journey along their own roughly 12km routes unaccompanied, carrying their own equipment; make camp at a campsite with washing facilities, cook their own dinner, pack up camp, and journey along the remaining 12km of their route. In order to prepare students for this, weekly training is undertaken in the Friday Period 6 session - this covers first aid, care of equipment, the Countryside Code, putting up tents, packing of rucksacks, use of camping stoves, map reading, orienteering, route planning, etc.

We carry out a Practice Walk on an Enhancement Day in the Autumn term where possible, as well as a Practice Expedition over a weekend in the Spring term, before the Qualifying Expedition early in the Summer term. The Practice and Qualifying Expeditions are both compulsory elements of the Expedition section of the Award, and are assessed by external assessors during the Qualifying Expedition.

Our training schedule for 2018-19 looks like this: Bronze Training Schedule

More information about the programme can be found here: https://www.dofe.org/do-your-dofe/

or you can contact Miss K Mackintosh at the School : cmackintosh@chsfg.co.uk 

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