Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. They are a charity. They aim to create a world where young people can reach their full potential whatever their circumstances.


We support over 286,000 young people every year, including 62,000 from disadvantaged backgrounds.Taking part in a DofE programme builds confidence and develops self-esteem. It requires persistence, commitment and has a lasting impact on the attitudes and outlook of all young people who do their DofE.A DofE programme benefits not just the young people taking part but also the wider community.By doing their DofE programme, young people are engaged in a framework of positive activities.   They can improve their existing skills, develop key skills and learn practical skills for the workplace. A DofE Award recognises qualities such as reliability, commitment, decision-making, planning, communication, leadership, resilience and the ability to work as part of a team.These outcomes are valued by employers and educational establishments.  Young people who have completed their DofE programme and achieved an Award develop their self-confidence and motivation to pursue personal and professional goals well into adulthood. Our ethos is to give every young person between the ages of 14 and 24 a chance to access a DofE programme, regardless of any barriers.


Weekly Duke of Edinburgh meetings are held in room 110A every Tuseday, second lunch by Miss J. Taylor. 


Any questions or queries please contact Miss J. Taylor by email at JTaylor1@ratton.co.uk



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