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Netherthorpe School


Duke of Edinburgh Award

In year 10 at Netherthorpe we offer your son/daughter the opportunity to enrol on the Duke of Edinburgh Programme at bronze level.  DofE is an internationally recognised award for young people. The programme operates at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold - all lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

How long will it take

Bronze timescales

It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.

– Volunteering section: 3 months
– Physical section: 3 months
– Skills section: 3 months
– Expedition section: 2 days/1 night

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section


This is now open to Y10 students and enrolment is between December 22 and the End of January 23.  Please see Mr Castelluccio in room 48 to register your interest collect a letter and ask any questions you may have.

Get in touch


Ralph Road, Staveley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3PU


01246 472220