Duke of Edinburgh Award
We are delighted to be a licenced organisation for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The DofE scheme is designed to offer the participant opportunities to develop independence and teamwork. It is also recognised by potential employers and prospective businesses and companies as a good indicator of all-round personal development. In addition to this, the scheme intends to foster and encourage the principles of self-reliance, commitment and patience in participants.
The scheme itself consists of three Awards: Bronze Award (Years Nine), Silver Award (Year Ten) and Gold Award (available for students aged 16+ at Exeter College). Each has four common sections (Volunteering, Skill, Physical and Expedition) while Gold has an additional one (Residential). We currently offer Bronze Award to Year 9 and Silver Award to Year 10.
In keeping with the scheme’s aim for independence and self-reliance, pupils decide for themselves what they will do for each section. This means they gain recognition and reward for co-curricular activities they may already be doing either at St Luke’s or out of school. Pupils plan, train for, and complete an expedition together.