Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Dear Parent/Carer,

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

We are delighted to inform you that we are launching our recruitment for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) for our Year 9 students.

Why do DofE? 
Duke of Edinburgh is a brilliant way for your child to discover their potential.    It gives young people the chance to make new friends; follow their passions; learn new skills and make a difference in our community. Gaining a DofE Award is a good way to impress potential employers too. The activities are non-competitive and a powerful way for every young person to build belief in themselves. Please do have a look at this short film to give you an idea about the benefits.

How do the awards work?
There are three levels of DofE Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. To achieve the awards, your child will need to complete four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and an Expedition.

Students can choose what they would like to do for the first three sections, and we will provide all the guidance and support they need. The Expedition involves spending two days and one night in the countryside, and again we’ll make sure that our young people are fully prepared for it. 

Next steps 
The cost is £25.50 per student. If your child is interested in taking part but the cost is an issue, please contact Mr Morgan (email below) as we may be able to arrange financial support.

Once we have confirmed numbers we will plan an information event for parents and students. 
If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact Mr Morgan. The DofE website – – has a lot of useful information too. 

If you are interested or have any questions, do get in touch and email We have spaces for 15 – 25 students and we can register your interest. 

Thank you for your support. We hope you’ll agree that the DofE is a fantastic opportunity for your child to have new experiences; learn and develop new  skills, in addition to building their confidence and peer relationships.

Yours faithfully,
Henry Morgan
Deputy Head of Holkham College