Duke of Edinburgh's Award At Sedbergh

The DofE is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading youth achievement award. A DofE programme involves volunteering, learning a skill, getting fit, planning and undertaking an expedition out in the country, and at Gold Level, also taking part in a week long residential. Work-ready skills are developed whilst doing the DofE such as confidence, commitment, resilience and team working. Sedbergh School holds a licence to deliver DofE programmes to its pupils on its own premises.

There are active groups at Silver (Years 10 and 11) and Gold (Years 12 and 13) Award levels and these encourage pupils to involve themselves fully in the extra-curricular options open to them at Sedbergh and perhaps try an activity which they would not otherwise have considered. For each Award, pupils will complete an expedition. The majority of pupils will do this on foot using the superb local area of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, but in recent years, Canoeing, Yachting, Sailing and even Horse-riding expeditions have taken place.