Duke of Edinburgh Award



The Lakes School has a longstanding reputation for delivering an outstanding Duke of Edinburgh programme and many students successfully complete the bronze, silver and gold awards every year. The Duke of Edinburgh awards are well respected by Universities and employers as they help to demonstrate your sense of commitment, your ability to overcome barriers, and a desire to develop yourself as a person.

Throughout your Duke of Edinburgh award programme you will develop resilience, team work skills and learn to take the lead in challenging situations.

Mr Robinson is keen to hear from anyone who is interested in embarking on their Duke of Edinburgh adventure.

Below you will find a number of useful resources and you can access the Duke of Edinburgh website itself by clicking on the logo.

Physical Ideas

Skills Ideas

Volunteering Ideas

Duke of Edinburgh Kit List

The following list of items is essential for all Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.

Please note stoves, gas, maps and compass will be provided.

  • Tent (preferably 2 person)
  • Water carrier
  • Cooking pans
  • Cutlery
  • MP3/IPOD for evenings
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermal mat
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Rucksack (55 litre)
  • Rucksack liner
  • Walking boots
  • Walking socks
  • Head torch
  • High energy food
  • Evening meal (a hot meal)

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr Robinson

Duke of Edinburgh  Co-ordinator

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Training Plan 2015

Click below to download your Bronze Award Training Plan for the summer 2015.

DofE Bronze Training Plan 2015

Bronze Award Letter

Silver Award Letter

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