The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the largest achievement award for Young People in the world. It is a challenging programme of activities which will encourage you to learn new skills, help others, experience adventure and a sense of achievement. What's more, universities and employers hold the Award in high regard and recognise what it says about the person who achieved it.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is an exceptionally popular enrichment activity at Walton High and is available for all students from year 9 to Post 16.
Information on meetings, deadlines and activities is updated regularly through the DofE page on firefly. If a student is enrolled on to an Award, they are encouraged to book mark the page relevant to Award level to receive notifications of updates. Alternatively, the DofE charity’s own page can be found at http://www.dofe.org/
All planning and training sessions are mandatory and you will be removed from the programme if you do not attend.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager
Before becoming a Geography teacher, Mr Cobb was a Chief Instructor at an outdoor education centre in Yorkshire with six years’ experience of delivering and overseeing outdoor activities. He holds national governing body awards in climbing, walking and paddling. Mr Cobb is a keen hillwalker and cyclist. When not leading DofE expeditions, he enjoys heading of on camping trips of his own.
Duke of Edinburgh Award coordinator
Mr Brittain is a full time PE teacher and popular member of staff at Walton High. He holds the Walking Group Leader Award and has managed the award here for several years. Mr Brittain is a keen climber, hillwalker and rugby fan and spends most of his spare time organising and leading DofE expeditions.
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