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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme is the world’s largest youth achievement award, giving millions of 14-24 year olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be.  From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities. The Spires College run all levels of the DofE award, it is open to all students from Year 9 and above. 

The award can be built into your regular school day; volunteering, skills and practical sections can be completed in our lunch time or after school clubs.  Expeditions are run by College staff and take place during June and July, previous expeditions have taken place on the South West Coast Path, Dartmoor and Snowdonia National Park. 

To find out more about how to get involved with the DofE award, please contact Mr Moore by emailing  Students will find Mr Moore in room 0411.

If you are currently working on your DofE award and need help finding a suitable activity for a section, have a look at the DofE opportunity finder, via the following link:, or speak to Mr Moore.

There is a link to the DofE website below:

Mr Moore is our Outdoor Education Co-ordinator.  He can be contacted by telephone on 01803 400821 or by email to