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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

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The Award is all about involving a wide range of young people in challenges in which they can achieve success, leading to development of their confidence and self-esteem. Recent statistics show record-breaking numbers of young people taking part in the Award.

Involvement in the scheme requires attendance at weekly meetings held in C2 at 1.00pm. At these meetings skills such as first aid, camp craft, cooking and navigation are taught which prepare the participants for their expeditions. Plus weekly commitment to your other chosen activities.


This is to encourage service to others. The following are examples of services carried out at Newport at all levels are as follows:-

Fire, Police, First Aid, Helping Slow Readers, Riding/Swimming for the disabled. Helping to lead Brownies, Beavers, Cubs and Sunday School. Helping old people, in Hospitals, clearing footpaths, churchyards and ponds. Maintaining DofE equipment and recycling programme.


This to encourage the discovery of personal interests, social and practical skills.
There are over 200 skills to choose from however staff at Newport can assist and assess the following:-
Cooking, Mechanics, Woodwork, Metalwork, Electronics, Computer Programming, Photography, Art, Music, Drama and Environmental.


This is to encourage participation in Physical recreation and improvement of performance.
Many activities are carried out at Newport some examples are as follows:-
Aerobics, Athletics, Hockey, Football, Rugby, Rounders, Swimming, Climbing, Caving, Cycling and many more!


Please click here to Download eDofE guide for Expedition section for Participants (pdf)

Please click here to Download Dof E Paddle Expedition Guide (pdf)

This is to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery. This is run in conjunction with a 3rd party company.

The D of E expeditions and expedition training at Joyce Frankland Academy takes place in 3 different areas as follows:-

  • In Derbyshire (in June) for Silver & Gold
  • In South Wales for – Gold
  • Local area – Essex, Suffolk, Chiltern Hills - Bronze

Residential Gold

This is to broaden experience through involvement with others in a residential setting.

The Residential Gold only, refer to the D of E website for ideas and guidance

Useful Downloads

Please click here to Download eDofE guide for participants (pdf)

Important Information for D of E Expeditions (Kit List, How to Pack a Rucksack and Suggested Food)

Time Distance Calculator

Equipment Hire Form

Expedition Route Card

Paddle Expedition Route Card