The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
As part of the school’s extra-curricular activities, St Albans Girls' School makes it possible for students to take part in the the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is very popular at St Albans Girls' School. The areas of Skill, Physical Recreation, Volunteering and the Expedition ensure that participants in the scheme gain a wide range of new skills including team work and organisation and enhance their confidence whilst taking greater responsibility for themselves and others. The completion of awards gives participants a sense of achievement in a non-competitive context.
“The DofE can be considered a fundamental part of the ‘Make a Human Being’ kit”
Sir Terry Pratchett OBE, Author
St Albans Girls' School operates the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at the Bronze and Gold levels. The information below indicates the commitment needed for each stage:
Three months for two of the three sections (Volunteering, Skill and Physical Recreation), 6 months for one section. Expedition training, a practice expedition and a two day final expedition with overnight camp.
The expedition is a four day venture and in addition a residential five day course away from home must be completed.
For further details about the Duke of Edinburgh Award at STAGS please contact Miss Fotheringham or Miss Pennock. Alternatively, come to our DofE Surgery held every Wednesday lunchtime in Room 40 for all DofE and eDofE queries, consultations and support. Enquiries regarding the running of the scheme at STAGS should be e-mailed to: email@example.com.
Please follow the progress of all our expeditions and training at our Twitter page: @DofE_STAGS
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