The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helps young people build life-long belief in themselves. The award supports young people to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had. When you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything, nothing can hold you back.


When young people do their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 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. A young person pursuing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, is a young person investing in their future.

Expect to see development in the following areas while working through the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme:

  • Self-belief and self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Initiative and a sense of responsibility
  • A real awareness of strengths
  • New talents and abilities
  • The ability to plan and use time effectively
  • Learning from and giving to others in the community
  • Forming new friendships
  • Problem solving, presentation and communication skills
  • Leadership and teamworking skills


We offer students the opportunity to undertake the Bronze Award in Year 9, 10 and 12. Students who complete their Bronze Award can undertake the Silver Award in Year 10.

Participant places at Bronze cost £45 and participant places at Silver cost £55. This cost includes the participation fee, Welcome Pack and DofE card which grants the participant discounts at selected retail stores. There may be further costs depending on what a participant decides to do for each of their sections: volunteering, physical and skill. We run an inclusive expedition section for participants, therefore the training and provision of most of the equipment required is covered in the initial participation place cost.

Should you have any questions or wish to know more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award please refer to the DofE website at DofE - The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Should you have any questions or wish to know more about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award specifically run at The John Roan School, please get in touch with the school’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator, Mr. L Bush at

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