Students that joined us for the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award launch on Thursday 23rd February learnt what they can gain from getting involved and the support that is available from One while they are completing their award. Although it was an introduction to the DofE Award to many of the attending students, it was also a chance for those who have already completed their Bronze award to begin the steps towards their next award. Students were able to begin thinking about and expressing what they would like to do as part of their steps to achieving an award.
Achieving a DofE Award is considered a great achievement and can help you to build your confidence, independence, skill set and enhance your CV or University Application. The DofE can present an enjoyable adventure or a major challenge which can help students understand their potential. There are three Award levels that students can work towards (Bronze, Silver and Gold). The scheme offers a vast range of opportunities and activities for students. One provides support to students looking to achieve a DofE Award.
George Barham, a Year 13 Student at One studying Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics. "I have already gained my Bronze Award and I am now halfway through my silver which I'm looking to finish while at One. I then hope to go on to complete the Gold Award while at University. I really enjoy taking part, and particularly enjoy the expeditions."
Students interested in getting involved were encouraged to begin thinking about ideas and ways they could work towards an award during this session. The next step is for students to ensure their idea for their Award is feasible and to think about how they can organise themselves to achieve the Award and also how they can evidence their participation.