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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

   Bronze Key Dates

Information Evening (HRD Hall) 28th September 2023
eDofE Login Session (GRD Hall) 10th October 2023
Bronze Awards Evening 11th October 2023
Cohort Allocation Session (STP) 31st October 2023
DofE Christmas Disco (GRD Hall) 20th December 2023
Assessed Expedition (Cohort 1- Surrey Hills) 14 – 15th June 2024
Assessed Expedition (Cohort 2- Surrey Hills) 16 – 17th June 2024

   Silver Key Dates

Silver Awards Evening (HRD Hall) 11th October 2023
Information Evening (HRD Hall) 1st November 2023
DofE Christmas Disco 20th December 2023
Silver Training  Day 2nd March 2024
Silver Practice Expedition (South Downs) 21 – 24th March 2024
Silver Assessed Expedition (Purbeck Coast) 23 – 26th May 2024

   Gold Dates

Gold Practice Expedition (South Wales) 8 – 12th May 2024
Gold Combined Assessed (North Wales) 10 – 14th July 2024

    Q&A Sessions

  1. 18th December (GRD Hall)
  2. 7th February (GRD Hall)
  3. 25th March (GRD Hall)
  4. 21st May (GRD Hall)

    Bronze Training Sessions

Session Number Session Teachers Bronze Cohort 1 Bronze Cohort 2
1 Maps Mr Tunmore 07/11/2023 21/11/2023
2 Map Symbols Miss Walsh 07/11/2023 21/11/2023
3 Grid References Miss Harris 28/11/2023 05/12/2023
4 Distances and Speed Mr Garcia 28/11/2023 05/12/2023
5 Route Planning Miss O’Hara 12/12/2023 19/12/2023
6 Kit / Campcraft Ambassadors 09/01/2024 16/01/2024
7 Food Miss Britton 09/01/2024 16/01/2024
8 Using a Compass Mr Graham
Mr Tunmore
23/01/2024 30/01/2024
9 First Aid Mr Graham 20/02/2024 27/02/2024