The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Greenfields School is now an officially licensed organisation for the world-renowned Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award .

The DofE Award is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development, renowned by employers and universities alike for the qualities young people have who’ve achieved a DofE Award.

Its balanced programme develops the whole person – mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working.

There are three progressive levels of DofE programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Participants complete a programme of activities in four or five sections that involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

With the help of DofE Leaders, participants select their own programme of activities and set themselves objectives. It’s not a competition or about being first. It’s all about self-development.

Greenfields School is proud to be part of this Scheme.

Duke of Edinburgh Award at Buckingham Palace!

On 16 May 2016, David Hutt, Head of Greenfields School Senior School attended the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Gold Award Presentation at Buckingham Palace, London. Greenfields was presented with a special plaque from the DofE Charity by celebrity supporter, Alistair McGowan, acknowledging the school’s commitment to running the DofE and thanking it for giving young people the opportunity to transform their lives.