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What is the Duke of Edinburgh Award?

The DofE is the world’s leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 - 24 year olds the opportunity to be the very best that they can be.  There are three levels of the Award programme, Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Award has 4 sections, each of which must be completed to successfully to gain the Award. 

Duke of Edinburgh at Eggar’s 2023 - 2024

At Eggar’s School we offer the Bronze Award, starting towards the end of Year 9 and carrying on through Year 10.  Training sessions are carried out as part of the Eggar’s Experience programme of after-school activities with additional sessions when required.

Please click here for the presentation video.

The link to recruitment videos can be found by clicking this link: Duke of Edinburgh recruitment toolkit 

Dates for 2023 - 2024:

Friday 15 September at 16:00 - Sunday 17 September at 16:00:  Y11 DofE Silver practice expedition.
Friday 29 September at 09:00 - Sunday 01 October at 16:00 : Y11 DofE Silver assessed expedition.
Saturday 18 November:  Y10 DofE Bronze day walk at Frensham Pond.
Saturday 16 March:  Y10 DofE walk at Marley Common.
Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 June:  Y10 DofE Bronze assessed expedition. Hampshire Outdoors to lead.  Location to be confirmed.


Following the Easter holiday each year, Year 9 students are invited to enrol in the Adventurers group.  This aims to equip them to take part in the expedition part of the DofE Award and give them a chance to see if they “up for it”.

On completion of the Adventurers module, they can apply to take part in the full DofE scheme and get started on their non-expedition sections.

If you would like to know more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award please visit their website at or contact our school DofE Co-ordinator, Miss Balch by email at