Duke of Edinburgh Award

For more information about DofE contact:

Miss Sarah Jacobson

01732 353544 Ext. 266

A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?

Hugh Christie runs the Bronze and Silver Awards and we work in collaboration with Tonbridge Gold to enable students to access the Gold Award.  The expedition section of our programme will be run by an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) Outspark in 2017-18.


There are a number of Duke of Edinburgh Award sections that enable participants to challenge themselves and undergo personal growth, these include:

  • Volunteering

  • Physical

  • Skills

  • Expedition

  • Residential (for Gold Award participants only)


Duke of Edinburgh expeditions provide a unique reason and opportunity to explore the amazing countryside. Without doubt, the skills that young people learn in preparation for their expedition such as first aid, preparing and cooking their own food, finding shelter from the elements and navigating their way across the countryside are powerful skills that they and others will benefit from for the rest of their lives.

The Hugh Christie Duke of Edinburgh team run our expeditions in the Spring and Summer terms.  Teams will complete a training expedition, practice expedition and qualifying expedition in teams of between 4 and 7 people.  The Bronze teams will walk approximately 25km over 2 days, whilst the Silver teams will walk approximately total of 40km over 3 days, with participants and staff camping overnight.

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