Duke of Edinburgh Award

What is a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

Benton Park School offers the opportunity for students to pursue the Bronze, Silver & Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  We have had enormous success in the past and students thoroughly enjoy the challenge year after year.


“My DofE has made me realise I can be whoever I want to be.” Jay, Gold Award holder

Like Jay, many young people find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Time to get involved and go the extra mile?


The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award is launched when your child is in Year 10. The programme starts with an information evening hosted by Mrs Whittel, who is our school Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator. Invitations will be sent out prior to the event.