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Duke of Edinburgh Award

The High School has been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme for many years. The school is a recognised DofE Operating Authority and runs the award at all levels

The school offer participants the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award by providing support for the Volunteering, Skills, Physical, Residential (Gold only) and Expedition sections.  We passionately believe in the pupils' taking ownership of their award and are delighted at the number of pupils who complete their Gold Award before leaving school.

Important Documents for DofE Participants

DofE Awards - Session 2017/18

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Last session, two S6 pupils shared their experiences of taking part in DofE Gold Residential activities, an essential part of achieving the overall Gold Award. Click here to learn more about the outdoor learning experiences of Ross Mitchell and David Sim.

Award Groups

Bronze Training Programme

All Bronze Grouse dates are subject to revision.

Day Date Time Activity Admin Days
(latest date)
Monday 18 September 2017 16:00 Induction (HSOG)  
Sunday 1 October 2017 09:00-16:30 Day Walk (Mugdock)  
Sunday/Monday 20 & 21 May 2018 09:00-17:00 Practice Expedition  
Saturday/Sunday 8 & 9 September 2018 09:00-17:00 Assessment  

The deadline for Bronze completion and Silver applications is Thursday 12 October 2017

Full list of 2017/18 DofE Dates

Bronze Training Programme

All Bronze Ptarmigan dates are subject to revision.

Day Date Time Activity Admin Days
(latest date)
Monday 26 September 2017 16:00 Induction (HSOG)  
Sunday 29 October 2017 09:00-16:30 Day Walk (Mugdock)  
Wednesday/
Thursday
23 & 24 May 2018 09:00-17:00 Practice Expedition  
Saturday/Sunday 15 & 16 September 2018 09:00-17:00 Assessment  

The deadline for Bronze completion and Silver applications is Friday Thursday 12 October 2017

Full list of 2017/18 DofE Dates

Silver Training Programme

Day Date Time Activity Admin Days
(latest date)
Thursday 26 October 2017 16:00 Induction  
Sunday 26 November 2017 09:00-17:00 Staffa Day Walk  
Sunday 3 December 2017 09:00-17:00 Iona Day Walk  
Thursday-Saturday 7-9 June 2018 09:00-17:00 Staffa Practice Expedition
 

Friday-
Sunday

8-10 June 2018 09:00-17:00 Iona Practice Expedition
 
Friday-
Sunday
22-24 June 2018 09:00-19:00 Staffa Assessment
 
Saturday-
Monday
23-25 June 2018 09:00-19:00 Iona Assessment
 

Applications for Gold Canoeing 2018-19 open on Sunday 25 June 2018.

The deadline for Silver completion and Gold applications is Thursday 12 October 2018.

Full list of 2017/18 DofE Dates

Gold Training Programme

Day Date Time Activity

Admin Days
(latest date)

Monday 2 October 2017 16:00 Induction  
Sunday 10 December 2017 09:00-17:00 Day Walk  
Thursday-Saturday
12-14 April 2018 08:00-18:00 Practice Expedition  
Saturday-Tuesday 30 June-
3 July 2018
10:00-17:00 Assessment  

The deadline for Gold completion, to qualify for Prizegiving and Holyrood Ceremonies is Friday 29 March 2019.

Full list of 2017/18 DofE Dates