We offer The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to students from the summer of Year 9 upwards and a growing number of participants complete Bronze, Silver and the prestigious Gold awards each year.
The Award requires students to complete their physical, skill and volunteering sections over either a three or six moth time period. Expeditions for Bronze take place within Hertfordshire in the summer of Year 10.
Silver completes three and six month sections in volunteering, skills and physical in Year 12. They then complete two three day expeditions in the Peak District.
In addition to the physical, skill and volunteering sections, students undertake a week long residential and complete two longer expeditions in the Peak District and the Snowdonia National Park working with other secondary school students.
The Nobel School is currently growing it’s DofE within the school and it’s been wonderful to see the scheme grow so significantly over recent years. We surpass Hertfordshire County Council’s expectations for completion rates as we support our students throughout the programme, from initial application through to receiving their Award as we enjoy celebrating our students’ successes.
We run the expedition section of the Award in school ourselves which gives students and teachers the chance to work together in a setting beyond the traditional school environment. The skill, physical and volunteering sections can be completed in school or outside in the wider community, depending on a student’s individual interests. These three sections are always completed prior to the expedition section.