Extra Curricular Activities - Timetable

Extra Curricular Activities - Timetable

Duke of Edinburgh

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is a youth awards programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by Prince Philip, which recognises adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises. The programmes are at three progressive levels, which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. To complete all three awards takes between one and four years, and they must be completed by the participant's twenty-fifth birthday. There are around 300,000 participants enrolled annually, with the award expanding to 140 other countries.

With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

· Volunteering: Undertaking service to individuals or the community.

· Physical: Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.

· Skills: Developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

· Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

At Gold level, participants must do an additional fifth Residential section, which involves staying and working away from home for five days, doing a shared activity.





To achieve an Award, you need to prove what activities you've been doing, show how you've progressed and you've met the goals you set for each section.

eDofE is the online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you've done in loads of different ways.

Once you're a DofE participant, your Leader will set up your eDofE account - and you're ready to start choosing your activities and setting your objectives.

To help you get started and working with eDofE, a number of useful videos have been uploaded onto YouTube at the following web address.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwqW7XmD1vna80L6tOKb3LpsHBDYF7KM (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwqW7XmD1vna80L6tOKb3LpsHBDYF7KM)

The web address for the eDofE login page is: https://www.edofe.org (https://www.edofe.org

Volunteering / Physical / Skill / Residential Section

To achieve an award, the participant must work on each section for a minimum period of time and must be monitored and assessed by someone with knowledge of the chosen activities. Each progressive level demands more time and commitment from participants:

· Bronze: 3–6 months

· Silver: 6–9 months

· Gold: 12–18 months

· Residential (Gold Award only): 5 Days

Participants are required to show regular activity and commitment to the award for the duration of the programme, which is usually at least one hour per week.

Ilford County High School offers various after school and extra-curricular activities that may be used for any one of the Volunteering/Physical/Skill sections.

If you are unsure whether an activity can count towards your Award or you are stuck for ideas, please consult the web address below:

http://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DofE-programme-ideas.pdf (http://www.dofe.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/DofE-programme-ideas.pdf)

To sign up, click on the Microsoft forms link and register. Once registered, head over to the parentpay portal and sign up for the award that you wish. Once completed, your son will receive their award booklet in school and can start their sections.

For further information please see the linked documents or contact Mr Bassan via email H.Bassan@ichs.org.uk.