Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards
St George's has a large and active Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) programme. Typically 150 - 200 girls do DofE each year. The aim of the Award is to provide an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding personal development programme and so it takes in almost all aspects of extra-curricular school life.
The Award is non-competitive, voluntary and open to all. It demonstrates commitment to various activities over a long period. The idea is to set personal goals and then strive to meet them.
There are three levels of Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold, each requiring increasing commitment and responsibility. Bronze is usually started in L5 and takes a minimum of six months to complete. Silver (for anyone over 15) takes approximately a year and Gold is for those over 16 and takes approximately 18 months to complete.