Duke Of Edinburgh Silver Leweston


The Duke of Edinburgh Award flourishes at Leweston. Pupils can enrol on the Bronze Award at Year 9 and Silver at Year 10.

The Award is designed to equip young people with skills for life. It challenges participants to cultivate new skills developing confidence and self-esteem. The award is well regarded by both universities and employers.
To complete the Bronze and Silver Awards participants must undertake a personal programme of activities in four sections: volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Our location in beautiful Dorset provides a wealth of locations for expeditions.

More information is available from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme website, and the School’s DofE Co-ordinator, Mrs Haynes at haynese@leweston.dorset.sch.uk

Training Dates for Bronze:

Training DaySunday 6 MarchLeweston School
Practice WalkSunday 24 AprilLeweston Local Area
Expedition7&8 May OR 28 & 29 MayPurbecks

Training Dates for Silver:

Training Day13 FebruaryLeweston School
Practice Walk25 & 26 JunePurbecks
ExpeditionSeptember 2022 TBCNew Forest

I think DofE is such a great thing to do as it can teach you so many new things that can be valuable to you even after you have completed your award, and you can also share many great experiences with your team.

Year 9 Student

This weekend I had such a fun time doing my Bronze DofE. I learnt so many skills such as how to work with a team, what nutrition is good and bad for the expedition, what items we need to pack, how to plan a route, and how to navigate using a map and a compass.

Year 9 Student
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