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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The DofE at Furze Platt provides a balanced programme of activities that develop the whole person in an environment of social interaction and team working.

We offer the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, full details of each one can be found in the packs attached at the bottom of this page.

Please click here for some ideas to help you complete each section. We offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities at Furze Platt Senior School which can help you to complete each section. Activities you do outside of school could also count towards the award. Choose activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey.

Fee information

Bronze - £200

Silver - £300

Gold - £450

Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non- refundable.

Further information

You can find useful information on the DofE website.

You can also contact Furze Platt’s DofE Manager, Miss Carty at

In conjunction with BXM:


Bronze Expedition - A Poem by S Doyle, Year 10

'Day One

As I walk on this journey with my four friends

We make mistakes and come across dead ends

But we learn to motivate and support each other until we finish the first leg

We see bluebells and forget me nots and buttercups on end


We walk with passion and strive with grace

Just to get through the first day

Our last leg of the day, we walk a long way

Just to get to the height of the hill and admire the environment

As we slap the bugs in our way


We walked out of the camp site and down the admiring road

Thinking about what I think I should do with my life

And the people I’m working with, I’m getting to know


Day Two

As I walk on this journey with my four friends

I think about my life and appreciate the views around us


I’m happy I succeeded and I’m proud of my work

Especially all of my friends

They did their best and are more confident in themselves

That’s all I could wish for them


I’m hoping to do Silver and I’m excited for the journey ahead

I have more aims and goals to do well and finish

And I wish all my friends the best'