Duke of Edinburgh

The Leading charity the Duke of Edinburgh Award gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

Bronze Award in Year 9 & 10

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning.

At The Milton Keynes Academy we help you decide on the Volunteering, Physical, Skills sections first.

You are then enrolled onto the DofE and start an online record of your chosen activities.

Expedition preparation and practice takes place every Monday after school. We use a mixture of after school, Saturday and weekend sessions in the spring term.

Silver award in year 10/11 /12

The Silver DofE programme also  has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of Physical and Skills sections with one of these for 6 months and the Volunteering section will take 6 months  and plan, train for and do a 3 day (2 nights) Expedition.

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning.

Cost:

We aim to keep this as low as possible . We currently charge £60 for the Bronze award (can be paid in stages) and £70 for the Silver award, this includes both expeditions and camping costs.

MKA can lend some kit to DofE students e.g. tents, cooking stoves, waterproofs etc., but we prefer students to purchase their own walking books

News

Paying for Bronze Award

Give your name to Mr Barkus and we will set you up in Parent Pay.

Pay £60 into Parent Pay.

This will register you for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and pay for the 2 camping trips.

This does not pay for your kit. You will need to borrow or purchase kit items for the expeditions. See the kit list below.

MKA DofE Staff

Manager:
Jack Barkus

Group Leader & Expedition Supervisor:
Neil Taylor

Group Leader:
Aldo Oliveri

Information for Parents

DofE Guidance

Equipment/Kit Guidance

More Information

Student Presentation (September 2015)

Information for Students

My Kit List

Expedition Menu Ideas

Expedition Menu Planner

Programme Ideas

Moodle for DofE

Physical Activity Log

Skills Activity Log

Volenteering Activity Log

Practice & Assessed Expedition

Assessed Expedition: at Cosgrove