Luckley House School is very pleased to be able to offer the DofE to all our pupils as a directly licensed centre. Here you will find lots of information and links to resources to help both participants and parents.
Taking part in the DofE will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. You will also get recognised for doing things that you want to do (and may even be doing already) plus you will make a difference to other people’s lives and the community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories that will last a lifetime. But most importantly it is fun and enjoyable.
Colleges, universities and employers regard a DofE Award highly so it will also help to open the right doors for you. If you’re keen to put 100% into something that could change your life, the DofE is for you.
As a DofE participant, you be working towards achieving your Bronze, Silver and Gold Award by completing a personal programme of activities. These are:
- Volunteering – helping someone, the community or the environment
- Physical – becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities
- Skills – developing existing talents or trying something new
- Expedition – planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey
- Residential (Gold only) – staying and working away from home as part of a team
The length of time spent on each section depends on the level of programme you are doing. You will choose what you do for your sections and along the way, develop experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
Taking part in the DofE will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. They also get recognised for doing things that they want to do (and may even be doing already) plus they will make a difference to other people’s lives and the community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories that will last a lifetime. But most importantly it is fun and enjoyable.
Luckley House School start enrolling young people onto DofE in Year 9 (14 yrs). The cost for each level is: Bronze £125, Silver £140, Gold £250.
Below, you will find links to lots of helpful information for both participants and parents plus access to expedition training help, section programme ideas and forms to download.
The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over three months, and one over six months. Although students will be assisted in selecting appropriate activities and monitored throughout the delivery of the Award, completion of these sections will primarily be the responsibility of the students taking part. A suggested activities sheet is attached.
The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over six months, and one over three months. If your child did not complete their Bronze Award, they are required to do an extra six months either volunteering, or whichever of the Physical or Skills section they did for six months. To summarise, if they have not done Bronze, they will do one section for 12 months, another for six months and the remaining one for three months.
The sections must be undertaken once a week. They must spend 12 months on the Volunteering section. For the Physical and Skills section, they must spend 12 months on one and six months on the other. If your child did not do their Silver Award, they are required to do a further six months on either of the activities they did for 12 months.
The training and preparation for the Expedition section is covered in our weekly meetings throughout the year during the extended day sessions. The other sections (Skill, Physical and Volunteering) must be done in the participant’s own time, either in the evenings/weekends or lunchtime/extended day at school. Participants may choose what they would like to do and will discuss this with their Leader but here are some ideas. DofE-programme-ideas
Each section must have an assessor who will monitor the progress and sign it off at the end. This cannot be an immediate family member and must be an adult. Please see the Assessor guide page. Assessor-Guidance
Bronze Practice – (Luckley School) 20 – 21 May 2023
Bronze Assessed – (Bradfield, West Berkshire) 24-25 June 2023
Silver Practice (Location TBC) 24-25-26 March 2023
Silver Assessed (Location TBC) 8-9-10 June 2023
Gold Practice TBC
Gold Assessed TBC
Useful forms and downloads
Luckley Bronze training booklet (for all expedition related training and general DofE help)