DofE Bronze Award

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The Bronze Award is open to all Year 9 students, who are interested and committed to completing their Bronze Award at Formby High School. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an exciting and challenging programme of non-competitive, voluntary activities leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Participants are encouraged to develop those personal qualities of self-reliance, leadership, responsibility, confidence and perseverance that will help them throughout their lives and are so highly valued by universities and employers.

The Elements of the Bronze Award

Students will need to complete three sections to complete their Bronze Award. Two sections must be done for three months and one section for six months:

  • Physical Recreation – Taking part regularly in a physical activity
  • Skills – Development of a skill or skills that improve your ability to do something
  • Volunteering Provide a regular and reliable commitment to an organisation in the local community.

Students should ensure that they choose activities they are interested in and receive training from an appropriate adult.  They must fully comply with the requirements of the Award, which are set out clearly on the DofE website Students will receive their pack in November, but should start their activities as soon as their application is submitted.

Students will also complete an expedition with The Youth & Community Partnership ( where they will need to train, prepare for and complete a physically demanding journey in a small group over two days, with one nights camping. Students will be accompanied by YCP staff members, who are fully qualified and experience outdoor instructors, and all of whom are first aid trained. Formby High School staff members will accompany each expedition to provide additional support across the two days.

Please be aware of the key dates for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award this year. Please note in line with our educational visits policy, students will only be allowed to participate in the expedition if they demonstrate good conduct and behave responsibly whilst at Formby High School.

  • Training Day – Sunday 7th April 2019
  • Practice Expedition – Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th May 2019
  • Qualifying Expedition – Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th May 2019


All applications should be returned to Mr Rigby.  Please click the link below to access full information: