Duke of Edinburgh Award


We are excited to announce that we are restarting the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme at Smithills School. The aim of the programme is to provide our pupils with lifelong skills in leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. To provide our pupils with both an intrinsic and extrinsic sense of achievement and an opportunity to help develop relationships within the community as part of our school ethos. Over the next 8 months our pupils will work towards their Bronze award which will then allow them to achieve their Silver and Gold awards at Smithills, college, university and other forms of further education or employment. In recent workplace surveys, companies in the Sunday Times 100 have stated that the Duke of Edinburgh Award places high upon their list of qualities and achievements they look for in young employees.


The programme is offered for 14-24 year olds (Year 9 onwards).


If you have any questions about the Duke of Edinburgh programme or you would like your child to be part of the programme it is not too late to join. Please contact Mr Hill (z.hill@smithillsschool.net) who will gladly explain the process of DofE.

*In the photo we have our Head Girl and Head Boy, Claire Taylor and Sahil Aziz with our DofE License.