Duke of Edinburgh

Here at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd we believe that there’s more to education than exams and academic qualifications. Doing their DofE builds pupils’ confidence and expands their horizons — whoever they are and wherever they’re from. It can help to transform young people’s lives. Open to all backgrounds, cultures and abilities, a DofE Award can be a game-changer, raising young people’s aspirations and opening doors to employment whilst bringing together communities across the UK.

Achieving the DofE award can be a life-changing experience. It ensures the pupils have fun time with friends as well as receiving an opportunity to discover new interests and talents. They will certainly attain a tool to develop essential skills for life and work. The DofE award is a recognised mark of achievement and is respected by employers.

14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self-esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.

YGG Llangynwyd is a licensed DofE organisation and we currently offer the Bronze Award to our learners from year 9 onwards.