North Leamington School run the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE). DofE is a real adventure and allows the pupils to develop key life skills such as teamwork and leadership in a variety of areas that will prepare them for future life.


DofE at NLS consists of two different levels: Bronze (for Year 10s) and Silver (for the Sixth Form). Each level provides an appropriate challenge and requires commitment from each student to complete the award. The award is broken up into four main sections:  

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community e.g. Working in a charity shop
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities e.g. Attending extra-curricular Rugby training
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests e.g. Learning to play the guitar
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

Each year there are two Expeditions to areas such as the Cotswolds, The Peak District and Shropshire to name a few. The aim of the expedition is to inspire young people to develop initiative and a sense of adventure and discovery by planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey with their peers. Throughout the whole DofE experience the pupils are ably supported by Staff member who volunteer for this prestigious award.





The Duke of Edinburghs Awards programme



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