The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
What is the award all about?
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award offers an individual challenge to young people between the ages of 14 and 25. It consists of a balanced, non-competitive programme of voluntary activities, which encourages personal discovery and growth, self-reliance, perseverance, responsibility to themselves and service to the community. In order to gain an award a student must show improvement through persistence and achievement.
What are the benefits of participation?
Universities and future employers are often keen to interview candidates who have gained Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, because they know that such involvement means a young person is proactive and may have developed a whole host of skills.
Am I Eligible?
The Elms Academy currently offers the Bronze level award to Year 9 and 10 students who are aged 14 or over. We aim to expand this to Silver level awards for Year 11 and Gold level awards for Sixth Formers in the coming years. More information can be found on the Duke of Edinburgh website (http://www.dofe.org/default.aspx) or by emailing DofE@lambeth-academy.org
Our sincere gratitude to the Goldsmith Company for supporting us with the Duke of Edinburgh programme.