Duke of Edinburgh
DofE at PACA - Parents Introduction
DofE Application and Enrolment 2023-24
Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award at PACA
Now in its sixth year, the Duke of Edinburgh Award at PACA has become an important part of what we offer. It is an opportunity for students to push themselves, to take part in activities new and existing, and to demonstrate our key Aldridge Attributes: Determination, Passion, Resilience, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Creativity, Risk-taking, and Global Citizenship.
We offer the Bronze Award in Year 9, and the Silver to eligible participants in Year 10.
Y9 info video
Why do we offer this Award?
Because we believe it is a real adventure! From the first day to the last, you’ll be enjoying new experiences, discovering talents you didn’t know you had, and doing things you love.
Why is it beneficial to you?
Besides the opportunity to get involved in your local community, develop skills, and take part in physical activity?
· achieving an Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from employers to colleges and universities.
· you’re getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
· you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
And above all, it’s great fun!
Beyond your academic achievements, universities and employers want to see evidence of so called ‘soft skills’ that you have developed through extra-curricular activities, such as communication, commitment, leadership and team work. Your DofE Award is a fantastic way to demonstrate and evidence these skills in practice.
A survey by the United Learning Trust discovered that employers rated the DofE as the Number 1 most important extra-curricular activity undertaken at school, as it allows participants – that’s YOU! – to develop vital skills in leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration and the ability to learn.