Duke of Edinburgh Award
A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing a programme of activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who've achieved a DofE Award.
Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working. There are 4 sections for Bronze and Silver – Expedition (where your group will go hillwalking and camp out), Skills (where you develop your own particular hobby), Physical (where you work on personal fitness) and Volunteering (where you give up time to help others). At Gold level there is also a Residential Project.
There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Here at Cookstown High School we offer the Award at Silver (Year 11) and Gold (Year 13) levels with pupils from the LSC undertaking Bronze Awards.