The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of activities for anyone aged 14 to 24.
Doing their DofE gives young people the opportunity to experience new activities or develop existing skills. There are three progressive levels of programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
There are currently 275,000 young people participating in a DofE award programme in the UK, with over 80,000 achieving a Bronze, Silver and Gold Award each year.
Achieving a DofE Award can be made an adventure from beginning to end. At Queen Mary Sailing Club there are already so many activities young people could take part in which can count towards their award. These could range from:
- Volunteering: Helping out at the club or Team 15 on a regular basis, this could be as an assistant to the instructors on helping on boat hire.
- Physical: Regularly taking part in Sailing or windsurfing activity, why not set yourself a goal to gain a certain certificate in the RYA National Sailing or Windsurfing scheme or maybe participate in regular club racing.
- Skill: All about developing your skills, whether practical, social or personal. You may choose to sharpen up your powerboating, learn a new skill such as boat repair work or perhaps increase your theory knowledge.
If you would like to discuss more please contact Vicki Thurston our Sailing Principal..