Parents and Students

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme has been delivered at Windsor High School and Sixth Form for many years.

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It is a nationally recognised award that perfectly illustrates the school’s commitment to offer high quality extra-curricular provision to complement excellent academic attainment.

The components of the award also reflect the school’s desire to equip students with relevant life skills that will also serve them well as they make their way toward Higher Education and employment.

The school offers Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards. Students from Years 9-13 volunteer to take on the challenges posed by the different aspects of this award. The award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – volunteering, physical, skills, expedition and for Gold, a residential. More details about the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme can be found at: www.dofe.org or email: dofe@windsor.windsoracademytrust.org.uk

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four (five if going for Gold) sections:

  • 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.
  • Residential (Gold only): which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity.

Preparing for Expeditions

Remember to put the dates in your diary for the relevant practice and qualifying expeditions – see details below.

To make sure your son/daughter has the right equipment download the appropriate kit list or visit the DofE website here.

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