Duke of Edinburgh Award
At Park High School we have a proud tradition of running the DofE Award for our students. We are launching a new exciting initiative from September 2021 where all Year 9 students will have the opportunity to take part in the DofE through the PSHE curriculum.
Why should a student do the Duke of Edinburgh award?
“For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless. DofE is about helping young people along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.
Achieving an Award will give our students skills, confidence and an edge over others when applying for college, university or a job. Beyond academic achievements, universities want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that students have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and teamwork. The DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.
Students will also make a difference to other people’s lives and their community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last a lifetime”. Why do the DofE? - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award