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Duke of Edinburgh Award programme

This Community  Champions project will bring the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award programme to a wide range of  young people in St. Katharine’s and Wapping.

Community Solutions Duke of Edinburgh outreach, Wapping Family FundayThe key element that Community Champions will be helping to deliver is broad outreach to interested youth in St. Katharine’s and Wapping in participating in the programme.

Our attendance at the Wapping Family Funday is a good example of how we work.

The DofE gives all young people aged 14-24 the chance to develop skills for life and work, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.

A 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 between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

Here are just a few of the wide range of activities that you can do as part of the DofE. 

Working with the environment or animals

  • Animal welfare
  • Environment
  • Rural conservation
  • Preserving waterways
  • Working at an animal rescue centre
  • Litter picking
  • Urban conservation

Extreme sports

  • Caving & potholing
  • Climbing
  • Free running (parkour)
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain biking

Performance arts

  • Ballet appreciation
  • Ceremonial drill
  • Circus skills
  • Conjuring & magic
  • Dance appreciation

Download this file see the full range of activities.

You can find more details about the Duke of Edinburgh award programme on its web site.