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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award


Important Information

Assessor’s reports must be submitted by Friday 25th May and all four sections have to be completed for your child to successfully pass the Bronze Award (expeditions, volunteering, skills and activities). 

Our Silver Award students need to have their volunteering, skills and activities sections signed off by Friday 25th May.

If your child is having problems getting their assessor’s report signed off please email with your child’s name, assessor’s name, company, contact telephone number or email address.


Duke of Edinburgh Assessment Expeditions

Further to feedback from students, staff and expedition leaders, please see below for important information relating to the assessment expeditions.

  •  Please bear this in mind if you are lift sharing and ensure if lifts are shared they are with the correct groups as groups will be starting and different places.
  • Parents must wait for students to be signed in by the Instructor before making their way home.
  • Students must not use their phones during the assessment. Only one person in the group is permitted to bring their phone, for emergency use only, and this should be kept in a sealed bag. Any student caught using their phone could contribute to the whole group being deferred.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate excellent behaviour and treat staff from BXM with respect at all times.
  • Please encourage your child to pack their own rucksack for the assessment (tips on how to do this can be found online), and plan their own meals.
  • Please remind your child about the 20 Conditions, which they should follow for a successful assessment
  • Please remind them to ensure they carry their litter with them and put it in the bin when they’re able to.

We have had a lot of positive feedback from students, and we wish them every success.


Important Dates (2018): Practice Expeditions and Assessment Expeditions

Students must undertake a full day’s training, as well as a practice and assessment expedition.  Attendance for all these dates is mandatory.

Please click on each Award for further information including kit list. 



Bronze Weekend Expedition

Group A

Pack (kit list etc)

Medical form


Bronze Weekend Expedition

Group B

Pack (kit list etc)

Medical form


Pack (kit list etc)

Medical form

Practice Expedition

21st & 22nd April 2018


21st & 22nd April 2018



11th - 13th April 2018



Assessment Expedition

12th & 13th May 2018   


12th and 13th May 2018


30th May - 1st June 2018


If you have any queries please call 01628 625308.

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

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 - £250

Silver - £300

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'