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Duke of Edinburgh Award

Please complete this form to register to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme: DofE Online Registration Form (google.com)

Update from Mr Sheaff, February 2024:

I’m really happy to see so many students taking the opportunity to work towards their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards at South Chingford Foundation School. The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards are very prestigious awards recognising the students’ hard work and activities outside of the classroom.

 We’ve been working in the classroom on cooking on a campfire, equipment required for expeditions, putting up tents and how to respond in different emergency situations. 

 Our Silver DofE cohort recently hosted a visit to South Chingford Foundation School by Sir Trevor Pears and Bridget Kohner, Founder and Co-director of Pears Foundation, alongside the CEO of the DofE charity, Ruth Marvel as well as charity staff. South Chingford Foundation School has been a recipient of funding from these benefactors in the past, and the visitors were extremely complimentary about the efforts of our Year 10 Silver cohort, and also their expedition presentation displays:

This DofE Silver group will be starting their training for their trip to the Peak District at lunchtimes on Tuesdays from 20 February. Students are to attend O.10 for training in planning routes through more hilly terrain, packing light to reduce the weight of your rucksack, first aid, and choosing foods that will last well in your packs over a three-day expedition. 

 Our new Year 9 DofE Bronze group are going to start their expedition training after school on Tuesdays from 20 February. All those taking part should meet at 3.15pm in room O.10 for the start of their training in first aid, camping skills, emergency procedures and navigation. I'm really pleased with all the evidence I'm seeing of activities in the 3/6 monthly sections too, from cooking and horse riding to crochet and coding. Students are always welcome to come to O.10 outside of lesson times on Tuesdays for help completing these three sections.

 I'm looking forward to handing out DofE awards to the Year 10 and Year 11 students who are in the process of finishing off their final Bronze sections. Many students have just the formality of collecting an assessor's report, as evidence of their completed volunteering, physical or skill activities. Congratulations to those who've already received their certificates. If there are students who would like advice about what they should do to complete their DofE and receive their award, please contact Mr Sheaff for help.