Duke of Edinburgh Award

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally recognised personal development scheme. The Award is a non-competitive programme of activities encouraging young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time. Around 50 pupils a year achieve the initial Bronze award at Uffculme and some go on to the Silver programme during their time at school. The programme involves pupils in a community service activity, such as a recycling programme, as well as a team expedition on foot, bicycle, canoe or horseback. The scheme also aims to encourage students to pursue an individual skill and physical activity such as sports, dance, music, photography, computing or fitness.

Contact Numbers For Mr Kemp and second staff member during Expeditions:

  • Mr Kemp: 07525 236515 or second Staff member: 07525 236530
  • In case of Emergency Contact Mrs Alford: 01884 840458 (School) or 07525 236510 (mobile)
Uffculme School recently became a Directly Licensed Centre for the Duke of Edinburgh award.

Mr Kemp, who heads the DofE team, attended a presentation ceremony at St James's Palace on the 12th October (along with representatives from four other schools) to collect our certificate which is now proudly displayed at Main Reception. To read more about the presentation, please click here to see the related News item.

Presentation Ceremony Photo