Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award has been established in our school for some years.

The Bronze award is offered to Year 9s.  It entails learning a new skill, taking part in a physical activity and volunteering.  The final module is to attend 1 practice hike, & 2 expeditions that are a practice and a qualifier.  A thoroughly fabulous opportunity to push yourself out of your comfort zones, mix with people you wouldn’t always mix with, learning new skills, how to operate as a team, to be a leader and so much more… more importantly it is fun to be away for a weekend without your adult.  When you have completed this, you then have the opportunity to do it all again for longer in Year 10.

Look on www.Dofe.org.uk for more inspiration.

In our school The Duke of Edinburgh Manager is Mrs L Williams, our assessor is Miss J Stringer, our 1st aid trainer is Mr A Watkins and our map skills co-originator is Mr M Heath. Please contact Mrs L Willams for more information – lwilliams@boteler.org.uk    

Representing the school at Buckingham Palace for our involvement with Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

DofEOn the 16th of May 2016, Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School’s Headteacher Mrs Beverley Scott-Herron and former Head of Geography Matthew Jagger travelled down to Buckingham Palace to celebrate their school’s involvement with the Duke of Edinburgh award, and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ 60th year anniversary.

It was an excellent day in which Mrs Scott-Herron and Mr Jagger were invited into the private gardens of Buckingham Palace and were lucky enough to meet a range of celebrities, including HRH Prince Edward, Natalie Coyle and Philip Schofield. This was the first time this event has taken place at the palace in 10 years.

They were presented with a plaque (that is now proudly hung in the Boteler entrance hall) and watched a number of young achievers receive their gold awards.

Mrs Scott-Herron says: “It was a real privilege to be invited to Buckingham Palace to represent the School. The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme offers so many opportunities to young people and I am so pleased that we can offer the award as a school. It was inspirational to meet some of the Gold Award students from across the country and to know that this will be an outcome for some of our students in the future”.

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB