Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Saint Felix School are proud to be a Licensed Organisation with the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award. This longstanding and international programme is designed to encourage personal and social development in young people aged 14 to 24.


The DofE programme consists of four main components, known as sections, which participants must complete to achieve the award:


  • Volunteering: Participants engage in voluntary service to contribute to their community, develop empathy, and learn about social responsibility.
  • Physical Activity: This section encourages participants to improve their fitness and wellbeing by taking part in sports, dance, or other physical activities.
  • Skills: Participants develop a personal interest or skill, fostering creativity, problem-solving abilities, and a sense of accomplishment.
  • Expedition: This involves planning, training for, and completing a journey on foot, horseback, or by boat, promoting teamwork, self-reliance, and outdoor skills.

In addition to the skills associated with completing the four sections of the award, participants often gain a range of transferable skills, including leadership, collaboration, communication, and problem-solving, contributing to their personal and social development. As well as transferring to the classroom, university and the world of work, these skills are useful in everyday life.


At Saint Felix School, students are encouraged to complete the Bronze Award in Year 9, with the choice to then progress to Silver and Gold Awards later in their time with us. For students joining at Year 10 or later, there is still an opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award by joining a Silver or Gold cohort.


Extensive opportunities awaits your child at Saint Felix School.

Mr Mark Grigg

Assistant Head - Co-Curricular / Head of Sport

Mark Grigg, Assistant Head and Head of Sport and Co-curricular