The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is embedded within the Year 9 and Year 10 curriculum at Churchill.
The award aims to develop the skills and attitudes students need to become more rounded, confident adults. The award will also allow our students to gain an accredited qualification alongside qualities that colleges, universities and employers are attracted to.
Students are involved in all four sections of the award: physical, volunteering, skill and an expedition with an overnight stay included at the end of Year 10.
Some of the benefits include:
Developing self-confidence and self-reliance
Gaining a sense of achievement and a sense of responsibility
Discovering new skills, interests and talents
Developing leadership skills and abilities
The award requires our students to show motivation, commitment and a level of maturity from the participants.
They are encouraged to take total responsibility for all aspects of their DofE experience with guidance and support from the school. Students will plan their sections suited to their own interests and are then given an opportunity to have an overnight stay away at home showing great independence.
The DofE Award is a fundamental part of life at Churchill which allows students to showcase their skills and independence developed through the personal development curriculum.