Words by Pauline Stirling The expedition section of the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme, like the other sections (physical, skills, volunteering, and at Gold level, residential) is driven by guiding principles which enable the DofE Award to be achievable by any young person who chooses to take up its challenge, regardless of ability, gender, background […]
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is the world’s leading youth achievement award. Nearly 300,000 young people in the UK, aged 14 to 24, take part each year, achieving a DofE Award and obtaining transferable skills, improving their wellbeing and having a great time along the way.
There are three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold DofE Award. The main differences between the levels are the age you can start, the time they take to complete and how challenging they are.There are four sections to all Award levels – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition and a fifth, Residential, at Gold Award level. Many young people enjoy the Expedition section, in which they get an opportunity to stay away from home in a group and experience the outdoors.
Craghoppers is proud to have an exclusive range, designed for those who are taking part in DofE activities. From waterproof jackets to fleeces, we have created technical kit to ensure participants are comfortable out on the hills. Craghoppers make a donation to the DofE charity for every item purchased. This goes towards enabling more young people from all backgrounds to achieve a DofE Award.
Craghoppers recently teamed up with 10 students from Manchester Academy, who are working towards their DofE Award, to take part in our latest photo shoot for the campaign. The photo shoot features the latest DofE clothing range, which is packed full of comfortable yet technical gear.
Craghoppers are also proud to support 40 students from Manchester Academy to complete their DofE award.
Top Tips for Your DofE expedition Is your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) expedition approaching? We have plenty of useful tips for your expedition planning. From your expedition food list and knowing what food to pack to buying the right outdoor gear, we’ve got you covered with our DofE expedition advice. Top Tips: What To […]
Are you thinking about doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme? Whether you’re starting out with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award, or you’re a seasoned explorer looking to crank it up a notch and go for Gold, you’ll need to know the best destinations for getting the most out of your adventure. We’ve come […]