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Duke of Edinburgh: Bronze Award

Our students are able to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh award programme whilst on Langdale

Often the question is asked "What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?"

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (commonly abbreviated DofE), is the generic name for a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh that has since expanded to 140 other countries."


Young people can do programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold, which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Young people achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if they’re going for Gold). They’ll find themselves helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

All of the DoE programmes are driven by the following ten guiding principles, which are at the heart of everything: 

  • Non-competitive
  • Achievable by all
  • Voluntary
  • Personal development
  • Personalised
  • Balanced
  • Progressive
  • Achievement focused
  • Demand commitment
  • Enjoyable

You can find out more by accessing the Duke of Edinburgh website directly by clicking on the link: Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Gallery: Fund Raising, First Aid and Community Involvement