The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is very popular at Ratcliffe College with at least half the students in each year group undertaking their Bronze level and many pupils choosing to continue their participation by working through the Silver and Gold levels.

Students can register for a Bronze Award once they are in Year 9 and the activities that they follow are up to them; they can use current interests or start new activities – it is all about personal growth!

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards are achievable by all and by completing your Award you are demonstrating your capacity for teamwork, your resilience when faced by a challenge, your determination to complete any task and your drive to succeed; colleges, universities and employers regard a DofE Award very highly!

For any advice or help, or to begin the process to register for an award, please contact Mrs Catherine Cole, DofE Manager, by e-mail CCole@ratcliffe.leics.sch.uk or by attending the drop-in session at 1:40pm, Thursdays in CR2.