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The Wavell School

Duke of Edinburgh

Go on a Journey! Navigate from A to B safely, learn something and most importantly, have fun! The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. At The Wavell School we are excited and proud to offer our students this opportunity. 

You can take part in DofE if you are between the ages of 14 to 24. We currently run a Bronze Award group for upper school students. Wavell students can apply to join at the end of Y9. There are 4 parts to the Award, which are detailed below. We run weekly sessions to help students prepare for their expedition and to support them as they organise and complete their Volunteering, Physical and Skill.

Why Take Part?

Make new friends

Build self confidence

Challenge yourself and succeed

Learn new skills

Improve your fitness

Better College and Job applications

Have Fun

What is Involved?

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community

Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities

Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests

Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

Find out more: https://www.dofe.org/ 


Photographs from the 2016 and 2017 Expeditions

 Extracts from the school's Duke of Edinburgh Review Report 13.09.22

"The Wavell School became a Directly LIcenced Centre in 2019 so the last three years have been a case of adapting, learning, and finding their own way of delivering DofE. Both Paul and Lizzy have created an excellent delivery model, one that keeps cost low and accessible to the students at school whilst also being fun. They offer Bronze to Year 10 students and enrol in the Autumn term as soon as they can, with expeditions run in house from March onwards. They cap numbers due to staffing and minibus capacity, with limitations through the Hampshire Evolve system. They have received funding for some participation places which supports those that might not be able to afford the cost of DofE. "

"It is evident that Paul and Lizzy run a very good DofE programme at The Wavell School. They, alongside many staff volunteers put in a lot of time  to enable the students to have this opportunity. I would like to thank them for their continued support as the Award wouldn't run without them."