The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Scarborough College is thriving. A licensed DofE centre, we continue to break records year-on-year with the number of Awards achieved by our pupils. At any given time we have 50 pupils doing their DofE and with expeditions to the nearby North York Moors, the Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Dales; it is easy to see why.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to challenge themselves in terms of self-discipline, fitness and teamwork. However, the DofE is also about giving something back to the community and it is about friendships – creating new ones and solidifying existing ones. Pupils explore new places and new skills on their Duke of Edinburgh’s expeditions during which they can also explore their own independence.
Scarborough College is now a licensed Duke of Edinburgh centre in its own right, with a team of dedicated staff who assist in various ways, but particularly in support of the very successful expedition programme.
The Bronze Award becomes available to students in Year 9, however, the majority of students begin the Award in Year 10. The expedition training programme runs throughout the Autumn Term and expeditions start during the Easter holiday, running until the end of August.
Destinations for the expeditions include Wales or the Lake District for the Gold groups, the Yorkshire Dales or North York Moors for the Silver groups while the Bronze groups take to the East Yorkshire Wolds or North York Moors.