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Duke of Edinburgh

Halliford School is proud to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award to our 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 essential outdoor skills such as navigation and camp craft. In addition, the DofE pushes participants to give back to their community by volunteering for not-for-profit organisations, charities or good causes. 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, and 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 offers and the transferable skills they will use if they decide to progress to Silver in Year 10, where they start to go further afield with their expeditions. We also offer the Gold Award in Sixth Form to allow the most intrepid of our students to achieve this prestigious award, with expeditions to beautiful parts of the United Kingdom, including the Lake District and the Brecon Beacons.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme is very popular at Halliford, with 91% of Year 9 students currently signed up for the Bronze Award.

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

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