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Duke of Edinburgh

Halliford School is proud to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award for the students. This fantastic award gives our students the chance to experience outdoor adventure first hand, taking part in exciting hiking and camping expeditions to areas of natural beauty. Students learn important outdoor skills such as navigation and camp-craft. In addition, the DofE pushes participants to give back to their community by volunteering for a not-for-profit organisation. This provides valuable work experience and simultaneously benefits society. Two further stipulations of the award are the Skill and Physical sections, which encourage participants to take up a new sport and interest, coaxing them to develop a work ethic, dedication, fitness and hopefully giving them a new hobby or pursuit. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a hugely beneficial challenge that is as rewarding as it is enjoyable.

At Halliford, we work with professional outdoor leaders to offer the award to as many students as possible. We start with the Bronze Award in Year 9, which gives them a taste of the adventure DofE has to offer and gives them the transferable skills which they will use if they decide to progress to Silver in Year 10. We are looking to introduce the Gold Award in Sixth Form, to allow the most intrepid of our students to achieve this prestigious award.

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Halliford please contact the Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator Mr Watson by email: samuel.watson@hallifordschool.co.uk

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