Duke of Edinburgh


The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is open to all Y10 pupils at The Moat School with the possibility to complete their Silver award the next year.

This is a nationally recognised award for young people recognising endeavour, challenge and social responsibility.


The Aim of the Duke of Edinburgh Award is to get young people involved in an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development. Among the many benefits of the award are self-belief, independence, time management, problem-solving skills, leadership skills and team-work skills. This awards links closely to the underlying ethos of the school, supporting the emotional wellbeing of our pupils and promoting self-reliance and confidence.



How it works:


Physical Recreation - 3 or 6 months (after school)

Skill - 3 or 6 months (after school)

Volunteering- 3 or 6 months (after school)

Expedition - Weekly training (Enrichment)1 x practice Hike (Friday/Saturday in Spring term)1  x assessed Hike (Friday/Saturday in Summer term)


The two expeditions are organised by the staff of The Moat School. To help pupils complete the other sections of the award, staff volunteer to run clubs after school which pupils are able to sign up for if they so wish.


During the expeditions, participants are required to carry all their own equipment, including tent, cooker, food and will be engaged in walking for a minimum of five hours each day of the expedition.

For more information please visit www.dofe.org or contact Adam Ford (DofE Coordinator) at The Moat School.