The DofE award at the Blue Coat is thriving, last year a total of 272 students participated in the bronze, silver and Gold awards. Within Merseyside the Blue Coat school has the highest percentage of possible candidates taking part in the DofE award at over all three levels.
All awards are offered through school. Year 9 begin with the bronze award and then in year 10 they take on the silver. During Year 11 the students have a break while they complete their GCSEs and once they return in Year 12 they are offered the gold award.
When your child does their DofE programme they’ll develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more rounded, confident adults. Qualities that colleges, universities and employers are attracted to. So when you put your backing behind your child’s pursuit of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, you’re investing in valuable skills. Setting the tone for a lifetime of achievement.
You’ll see all kinds of new talents bloom in your child as they achieve their award including; self-belief, a sense of identity, initiative, a sense of responsibility, a real awareness of their strengths, new talents and abilities, the ability to learn from and give to others in the community, problem solving, presentation and communication skills, leadership and team working skills
With such high numbers we are lucky enough to have staff members that work alongside, Miss Baker, Mrs Heath, Miss Long, Mr Owens, Mr Carney and Mr Caulkin are just some of the staff members that offer their support along with Mr Lennon and Mrs Preston our associate staff.
DofE Kit Guide
Expedition Kit List
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How to pack your rucksack
Looking after your feet
Stove Safety instructions
Ideas for activities
Saturday 1 February 2020 – In-school theory training
Saturday 21 March to Sunday 22 March 2020 – Practice Expedition
Saturday 25 April to Sunday 26 April 2020 – Qualifying Expedition
Friday 5 June to Sunday 7 June 2020 – Practice Expedition
Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June 2020 – Qualifying Expedition
Friday 1 May to Sunday 3 May 2020 – Practice Expedition
Thursday 21 May to Sunday 24 May – Qualifying Expedition