Duke of York's Royal Military School

DofE Award Scheme

Published by Sir William Perkins's School on Monday 20th of February 2023

We have been a DofE Directly Licenced Centre since 2014 and this month we were delighted to be awarded the licence for a further three years.

We received some fabulous feedback from the DofE Organisation demonstrating just how much DofE participation is embedded into the School’s culture.

In particular, it was highlighted how our students benefit from extensive support across the whole SWPS community; including from our long-standing volunteers, our staff and the provision of a wide range of co-curricular clubs.

Our clubs (rowing, sports, music etc.) provide opportunities for our students to work towards their volunteering, physical and skills sections whilst at school. We are particularly proud of some of the lovely volunteering activities our students have been involved in, including helping at local food banks, youth groups and Brownies. Incredibly they clocked up just short of 3000 hours of volunteering time between April 2021 to March 2022 and are well on target again this year.

“The school has an outstanding team of volunteers that come back year on year and have a real passion and commitment to DofE that I have not seen elsewhere.”

“Sir William Perkins’s School has historically been able to and continues to deliver an excellent DofE Award.”

Also, this month we ran a very successful training day for both our new and experienced DofE volunteers.

Not only was it a fun day sharing experiences but we also covered a wide range of topics from safeguarding scenarios, minibus driving assessments to eDofE mapping. Next steps are to begin our outdoor programme starting with our Silver Training Day Walk, followed closely by our new volunteers’ weekend walking and camping in the Surrey Hills.

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