Duke of Edinburgh

The D of E programme here at Holy Family is a real adventure from beginning to end.  It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from.  You just need to be in Years 9 to 13.

There are three levels, in year 9 students begin with the Bronze award and if they wish can continue on to the Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards when they are in years 11-13.

Students achieve their Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if attempting the Gold Award) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.  
You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

The best bit is - you get to choose what you do!

Your award can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Please use this awards portal to upload evidence for your assessments.



Expedition Dates

Bronze Level
Bronze Practice 28th - 30th April - Peak District
Bronze Final 23rd - 24th June -  Chilterns AONB
Silver Level
Silver Practice 22nd - 25th March -  Dartmoor
Silver Final 28th -30th April - Peak District
Gold Level

22nd March - 26th March -  Dartmoor

If you need any further information or are interested in becoming a DofE Volunteer, talk to Mr Wilbraham: r.wilbraham@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk or Mr Keers: o.keers@holyfamily.waltham.sch.uk 


Our details...
Walthamstow House Site

Years 7,8, 12 and 13.

1 Shernhall Street London E17 3EA

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 0482

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs Lazarus or Mrs Thorogood


Wiseman House Site

Years 9,10 and 11.

34 Shernhall Street London E17 9RT

How to find us

Tel: 020 8520 3587

For general enquiries please contact: Mrs McGeehan or Mrs Pike.