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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. D of E is an opportunity to discover new interests and talents, but most importantly, develop skills for life and work. Owning a D of E award recognises independence, resilience and self-motivation and is highly respected by universities, employers and recognised internationally.


Salesian is proud to operate one of the largest and most successful cohorts in Surrey, offering bespoke, in house training from our excellent D of E team. Click here for Key Dates. We offer D of E for Year 9 (Bronze), Year 10 (Silver) and Year 12 (Gold). All levels can be completed within a year.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold, which you can explore below:

Students undertake service to individuals or the community.

Students aim to improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness.

Students develop practical skills, social skills and personal interests.

Students plan and train for the completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or overseas.

At Gold level, students must do an additional fifth residential section, which involves staying and working away from home doing a shared activity.

If you need any help email or visit room 37 every Wednesday lunchtime for D of E drop in.

Key Dates

DofE Activity Day

11th May 2023 (P3/P4) Bronze DofE Activity Day (Band 1)
11th May 2023 (P5/P6) Bronze DofE Activity Day (Band 2)
11th May 2023 (Afterschool – 5:30pm) Silver + Gold DofE Activity Day


14th November 2022 Awards Evening
8th December 2022 D of E Disco
18th to 21st May 2023 Silver Practice – North Downs
23rd – 24th June 2023 Bronze Cohort 1 Assessed – St Peters
25th – 26th June 2023 Bronze Cohort 2 Assessed – St Peters
6th – 9th July 2023 Silver Assessed – Lake District
12th – 16th July 2023 Gold Assessed – Lake District


Training Module Bronze Cohort 1 Bronze Cohort 2 Silver Lead Staff Member:
1. General Map Skills 17/01 24/01 18/01 Mr Tunmore
2. Map Symbols and Place Identification 31/01 07/02 01/02 Miss Walsh
3. Grid Referencing 21/02 28/02 22/02 Miss Harris
4. Distances and Speed 07/03 14/03 08/03 Mr Garcia Vizuete
5. Route Planning 21/03 28/03 22/03 Miss O’Hara
6. Expedition Kit/Campcraft 18/04 25/04 19/04 Mrs Gladstone-New
7. Food 02/05 09/05 03/05 Miss Roberts
8. Using a Compass 16/05 23/05 17/05 Mr Nguyen
9. First Aid 06/06 13/06 07/06 Mr Graham & Mr Harvey