Girls at Farnborough Hill get the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme from Year 9 onwards. We offer all three levels of the scheme, i.e. Bronze, Silver and Gold. In working towards these awards, girls have fun, face challenges, commit to helping others and develop new skills. Taking part in this scheme can be positively life-changing for them and we encourage as many girls as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.
A team of experienced staff in school work with the girls during the process which includes expeditions of varying lengths and we also have support from specialist Duke of Edinburgh leaders outside school.
Bronze Award - This is open to girls in Year 9 and runs from September.
Silver Award - Girls in Year 10 can sign up whether or not they’ve achieved their Bronze Award.
Gold Award - Participants must be over 16 years old and we offer this in the Sixth Form
During my Bronze DofE I have been able to grow in confidence and help others in a way I wouldn't otherwise have done. I have also been able to apply the skills I learnt into other activities. During my Bronze Award I have also learnt how to plan my time in a better more organised way. During the process I have been able to work as a team with others who I didn't talk to before. I have learnt to be patient with others and overall I turned my weaknesses into strengths.
Year 10 Student..