Duke Of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a new initiative at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich. We have cohorts of girls from Year 9 up to 11 completing the Bronze Award, which they are expected to complete by the end of the summer term.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award provides a framework for students to get recognition for their commitment to bettering themselves and their communities. At Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, we believe in helping our students find their passions, engage their community, and grow along the way. Participants design a programme that is unique to them and receive recognition for what they want to do.
A DofE award is an enormously valuable programme and is recognised worldwide. Universities and employers are looking for more than just strong academic achievement and participation in extra-curricular activities, so emphasising involvement in DofE on a UCAS or job application can tell an institution or employer that a student is ambitious, has demonstrated leadership skills and commitment, and has spent time helping other people in their community.
Students must complete activities in four sections to achieve their DofE Award: Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and Expedition. We run a comprehensive expedition programme at HGAED, which includes training sessions, practice day walks, and qualifying expeditions.
Achievement at any level - Bronze, Silver, or Gold - is an indication of a young person who is able to sustain a commitment, overcome personal challenge, has developed time management skills, and has a well-rounded area of interests with a proven commitment to their community.
For more information or if you have any specific questions, please email Mr Povah who is our Duke of Edinburgh coordinator: K.Povah@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk