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Campsmount Academy

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 Many thanks to Rejus, Doncaster for sponsoring all year 9 students to undertake their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award? 

Campsmount Academy offers pupils from Year 9 onwards an exciting opportunity to participate in the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award Programme.

To achieve each Award pupils must complete a programme of activities in four or five sections that involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Students keep track of the progress on the electronic system available through the Duke of Edinburgh website

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards are renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities available to young people outside of their academic studies.

Duke of Edinburgh is on in Campsmount each Thursday 6pm to 7:30pm. If any Year 9 and above students want to join please just turn up to the meetings, which take place in our Post 16 area.

Each award will require the student to complete the following for their expedition:

  • One weekend training day
  • One full training weekend
  • One full weekend practice
  • One full weekend assessment

The training will cover map reading, compass skills, camp craft, cooking in the outdoors, First Aid and The Country Code.

The Benefits:

When your child undertakes their DofE programme, they will develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more rounded, confident adults, qualities that attract colleges, universities and employers.

When you put your backing behind your child's pursuit of a Duke of Edinburgh's Award, you are investing in valuable skills and setting the tone for a lifetime of achievement.

You will see all kinds of new talents bloom in your child as they achieve their Award including:

  • Self-belief
  • Self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Initiative
  • A sense of responsibility
  • A real awareness of their strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time
  • The ability to learn from and give to others in the community
  • New friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and teamworking skills

If you wish to make any payments related to DofE, complete permission information, hire equipment and make payments for fuel for each trip in one place, please download and complete the 'Booking Form', which is available in the Useful Links section of this page.

If you want to purchase items of suitable kit for expeditions, please use the Expedition Kit Purchase link.

Contact and Enquiry Details

More Information is available on the web pages of the dedicated website: Campsmount and Ridgewood D of E (