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Duke of Edinburgh Award

 Why complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

Good question! Perhaps because, from the first day to the last, it’s a real adventure.  Every section of the award gives you something different - that's the fun of it!

You’ll enjoy lots of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and makemany new friends with similar interests to you, while doing things that you love.

Achieving a DofE Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities. 76% of major UK organisations emphasised how important it is for schools to enable ‘life skills’ to be developed, with 64% of the sample indicating that DofE might make a positive difference in selecting an applicant for interview.


Gain recognition for doing the things that you enjoy (and may be interested in already): make a difference to other peoples lives and your community, whilst becoming fitter, healthier, and creating memories to last you alive.

 If you are 14yrs or over you can participate in the DofE and work towards achieving your Bronze Award, moving to Silver upon successful completion. DofE participants meet every Wednesday in the Main Hall from 3pm.

The DofE programme helps to develop leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration and the ability to learn.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the communit
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interest
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
  • At Gold level, you must do an additional Residential section, which involves working and staying away from home doing a shared activity

DofE at Phoenix is growing from strength to strength from 8 Students in 2013, to 50 in 2017 - Why don't you get involved?

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If you're already involved in DofE, click the logo to sign in

 DofE logo Click here for the Duke of Edinburgh Award website or for more information please see Miss Allen
 We also have a Twitter account for DofE at Phoenix. Find us  here


Mrs M Bytheway
Phoenix Collegiate
Clarkes Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,

T: 0121 588 8384E: