Duke Of Edinburgh Award
We are delighted to announce that Park Hall Academy is now a directly licenced Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Centre and we will be offering a Bronze programme to all students in Year 9 who wish to take part (provided all costs are met) in 2020/21.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s award has proven to provide its holders with many advantages that distinguishes them from their peers especially when it comes to college/university/job applications. The award enables young people to develop many key skills that will help prepare them for the many pressures of higher-level study/working life whilst also enabling them to create life lasting memories and new friendships.
To achieve an Award young people must show persistence, commitment and personal development. It’s not something that can be achieved through a short burst of enthusiasm in one weekend. However, participants may fit their DofE activities around their school, college or social commitments, carrying them out in their own personal time.
Participants may choose to use something they are already doing as a DofE activity – or go for something completely new.
Below is a brief overview of what it takes to achieve a Bronze award:
Please see the official video to find out more:
Further Information from the DofE Award can be found on their official website here along with some recommended links below:
Why do the DofE Award? - https://www.dofe.org/do/why/
How much will it cost? - https://www.dofe.org/do/costs/
How long will it take? - https://www.dofe.org/do/timescales/
Activity Ideas Lists
There is a vast array of options that you can choose from when designing your award. Please use the two links below to see the official lists for inspiration:
Activity Ideas (From home during the pandemic): https://www.dofe.org/dofewithadifference/activities
Managing My Award
To manage your DofE awards please login to the eDofE portal using the link below or login via the smartphone application.
eDofE Login link: https://www.edofe.org/
Should you need any help with eDofE please access the link below or contact your DofE leader.
eDofE Help: https://help.edofe.org/hc/en-gb/categories/360000902953-eDofE-Participants
Evidence Guidance: Click here to download.
Evidence Timesheets have many benefits such as helping you keep organised and they are a fantastic way to prove your completion of activities. Please use the download links below to access them.
Timesheet Links: Click to download below.
Assessors Report Guidance
Asking your assessors to fill out their reports is a crucial part in verifying your efforts towards your awards. Please can you share with your assessors the checklist below to help guide them on what to include in your reports.
Please ask them to either write out their reports on the cards included in your welcome packs or ask them to type up their reports via the link here (please note you shall need to provide your assessor with your eDofE number for them to do this electronically).
Assessors Report Link: https://www.dofe.org/assessor/
Bronze Award Flow Chart
Please refer to the flowchart below when completing your bronze DofE awards.
DofE Staff Contact Information
Should you have any questions or queries around the DofE award please contact either
DofE Manager: Mr M Sullivan via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant DofE Manager: Miss S Hirons - email@example.com
DofE Group Leader: Mr T Wainman - firstname.lastname@example.org
DofE Group Leader: Miss L Keyte - email@example.com
Alternatively, please telephone on - 0121 748 0400.
Park Hall DofE Sponsors
Thanks to the generous support from our sponsors we were able to successfully launch and now continue to offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to all of our students once they reach Yr9. Please click the links below to find out more about each of them.
Castle Bromwich Lions Club: https://www.castlebromwichlions.org.uk/
Birmingham Airport Community Trust: https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/about-us/community-and-environment/community-investment/community-trust-fund/
DofE Diamond: https://www.dofe.org/thelatest/diamond-funding-an-invaluable-blessing/
Letters Home 2020-21
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