The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Stockport School is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre and gives students of Year 10 an opportunity to gain their DoE Bronze Award before they leave school. The DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, you just need to be aged over 14 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.


You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition.

The best bit is – you get to choose what you do!

Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you excited, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If you need any further information, talk to Miss Shaw or Mr Warren and they’ll be able to help you. You should also look on the Duke of Edinburgh’s website

Why do your DofE?

Good question! Because, from the first day to the last it’s a real adventure. Every section gives you something different – that’s the fun of it!

You’ll enjoy loads of new experiences, discover talents you never thought you had, challenge yourself and meet loads of people just like you. Plus you’ll do things you love and get a kick out of.

Then there’s all the other stuff…

…achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.

…you’re getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).

…you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.

And above all, it’s good fun – the question should really be why wouldn’t you bother!

How do I get started?

At the beginning of year 10, students will be invited to a DoE launch assembly where information will be given and application forms handed out. Further information can be obtained from Miss Shaw.

What happens next?

  • You will receive a Welcome Pack with lots of helpful info and your Cotswold discount card.
  • eDofE is where you log your progress through your DofE programme, and is what your Leader checks and approves when you’ve completed your activity in each section.
  • When you achieve your Award you’ll receive a badge and certificate. Stockport School organises an annual DoE Presentation Evening in May where all successful DoE students will be given their awards and special section prizes.