DUke of Edinburgh
The Graveney Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been running for over 15 years and has seen many students progress successfully from their Bronze all the way up to Gold level.
The Award was set up by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956.
A recent survey of the top 100 employers in the UK rated DofE as the most important non academic accreditation for young people. UCAS state that they look at it as the most looked for item on a personal statement.
Graveney offers the Bronze Award in Year 9, the Silver Award in Year 10 and the Gold Award in Year 12 and 13. Currently there are over 800 Graveney students following the various levels of the award.
At the start of each year information will be circulated via Parent Mail, assemblies etc. We currently offer expeditions at all levels of the award.
If you would like to find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award visit their website: www.dofe.org
If you require further information please contact DofE Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting Started with DofE: Packs for all levels
Bronze Award Log BookThe DofE Log Book is to keep track of your progress with your sections. Once you have logged into eDofE and completed your address information in full, the log book will be posted to you. If you have not yet received your log book in the post, print off and use this version.
Guidance and report card to be filled in by the assessor for your section. Must be completed at the start and the end of each activity
First Aid Quiz - Powerpoint
EXPEDITION DATES ALL LEVELS, SUMMER 2021
|Bronze||Year 9||21 - 25 June 2021||Expedition to Ashdown Forest|
|Bronze||Year 10||5 - 9 July 2021||Expedition for Bronze (also counts as the Practice Expedition for Silver Award) Ashdown Forest|
|Silver||Year 10||19 - 21 July 2021||Expedition to South Downs|
|Gold||17 - 24 July 2021||Combined Practice & Qualifying Expedition. Brecon Beacons.|
Get the D of E app
Link: Get the DofE app now!
The app (lets you start, manage and finish your programme by bringing eDofE to your mobile. You can download the app for free from the App Store on iPhones and Google Play on Android phones using the link above.
- Use the app to:
- plan your programme and get approval from your Leader
- record evidence
- message your Leader
- submit your programme for completion
- sync important dates to your phone calendar
- and add your personalised DofE Card to your digital wallet, so you can easily use your exclusive discounts
Covid 19: DofE With a Difference
We recognise that this is a worrying time for everyone, and you may be concerned about how you will continue your DofE and achieve your Award, among many other things.
The DofE With a Difference website has all the up to date information for everyone involved in the award. The Activity List section is really useful to help give ideas of what to do, including online Volunteering opportunities. Be sure to look at the FAQs page, which covers the changes that are in place.
During lockdown finding volunteering opportunities for DofE participants can be challenging but they are available!
Get involved in teen-led Eco-Action with SwopItUp.
Explaining the concept - PDF
Introducing the 2020 DofE Certificate of Achievement
The Certificate of Achievement is an official recognition, by the DofE, of just how much you’ve achieved by completing your Skills, Volunteering and Physical sections.
It has been introduced to respond to this unprecedented situation, because we know some young people may not be able to do their expedition and/or residential and achieve their Award right now.
We think it’s important you receive something formal to celebrate and recognise the vital skills and qualities you’ve developed and the effort you’ve put in.
Completing your sections
If you could not carry one with your original activity because of Covid19 restrictions, you should change activity on eDofE (advice on how to do this below) and do two activities to complete the required number of months for a section eg. Physical section, 2 months badminton club + 1 month online fitness.
- Students must keep an activity log as evidence of the additional activity.
- Two activities for a section means you will need two assessor's reports.
- Family members still cannot be assessors. Students who change activity and need to find a new assessor should contact their form tutors about being an assessor.
- If you were able to continue with your activity at home during lock down, please ask your assessor to add a sentence into their report that this activity continued during lock down.
- Assessor's Reports.
During lockdown the best way to submit an Assessor's Report is online, as it links directly to each participant's eDofE account. The assessor will need to know the following:
- the student's eDofE ID number
- the Award level (Bronze, Silver or Gold) and
- the section (Volunteering, Physical, Skill, Expedition or Residential).
Please note that STUDENT MUST HAVE ENTERED THEIR SECTION DETAILS IN eDofE BEFORE A REPORT IS SUBMITTED.
The link is https://www.dofe.org/assessor
Flowchart to help answer questions about continuing your sections
How to change an activity on eDofE
- On a computer https://help.edofe.org/hc/en-gb/articles/360024234534-How-do-I-change-my-activity-
- On the DofE app https://help.edofe.org/hc/en-gb/articles/360008420357-DofE-App-How-do-I-change-my-activity-
EXPEDITION RESOURCES ALL LEVELS
- NEW GOLD EXPEDITION LAST CALL
- Equipment List - Open Country Bronze
- Equipment List - Open Country Silver
- Equipment List - Wild Country
- What to take on Expeditions
- NEW Beginner's Guide to Map Reading - Videos: understanding scales; grid references; using a compass and more.
- NEW Map Reading Skills Advanced Guide - Videos: never get lost navigation skills; pinpointing your location; reading contours and relief and more.
- NEW More map reading videos. Learn basic, yet essential map reading skills to help you navigate whilst outdoors.
- How to pack a rucksack
- How to pitch your tent - Bronze & Silver
- How to pitch your tent - Gold
- Food on Expeditions
- Expedition Aims & Goals how to fill in on eDofE
- E Mapping - video
- First Aid & Emergencies - video
- First Aid & Emergencies - Powerpoint.
- Looking after your feet