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Marshland High School

Duke of Edinburgh


DofE Co-ordinator Mr D Lucas
Telephone Number: 01945 584146
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“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has helped countless young people on their sometimes difficult path to adulthood.” 
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh


For the past seven decades, the charity has inspired and transformed the lives of millions of young people from all walks of life. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

What is DofE about?

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It does not matter who you are or where you’re from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watch­ing life pass you by.

By doing your DofE, you're in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an award that's recognised by universities and employers alike.  

For more information about DofE within West Norfolk Academies Trust and Marshland High School  click on the links below:


If you are interested in taking part then please contact:
Mr D Lucas
Marshland High School - Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator

"Marshland High School offers participation opportunities at Bronze and Silver levels. We especially concentrate on utilising the programme as a framework for individual development through personal challenge so as to equip our young people with the confidence and skills they need to progress in education and become work-ready, well-rounded individuals."

Duke of Edinburgh at Marshland High School 

Volunteering Section

DofE participants representing Marshland High School make a significant contribution to the community through the volunteering section. Engaging with countless community groups such as Charity Shops, Museums, Residential Homes, Primary Schools, Youth Organisations, Sports Clubs and Animal Shelters. Along with fundraising activities and the British Heart Foundations community first aid scheme ‘Heart Start’. Participants have worked thousands of hours within the community over the years.   

Physical Section

Students participate in a whole range of activities, mainly taking advantage of the fantastic support provided by the PE departments after school activities or continuing with clubs that they already participate with.

Skill Section

Again the range of activities undertaken is huge and very diverse: Pimp my snack, short film production, cooking, learning to play an instrument, art and craft, animal care, learning to drive, gaming and DIY skills.

Expedition Section

We offer opportunities to complete Bronze and Silver Award training, practice and assessment, through a series of planned sessions designed to fulfil the requirements of the expedition sections "20 conditions".

Award Levels and Timescales 

There are three levels of programme you can do which, when you've successfully completed them, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The main differences between them are:

  • The minimum length of time it takes to complete them,
  • How challenging it is 
  • The minimum age you can start - Depending on your age, you are free to start at any level but most people prefer to try for Bronze and work upwards.  There are age restrictions for each one so it makes sense to build yourself up rather than dive in at the deep end.
Bronze for those aged 14+ years 
Silver for those aged 15+ years
Gold for those aged 16+ years

Marshland High School , at present, only runs the Bronze and SilverAward Scheme. 

The tables below show the minimum timescales for achieving the Bronze level. We've put the length of time in months. You need to show regular activity and commitment during this time averaging at least one hour a week.


You can't achieve an Award in a short burst of enthusiasm over one weekend!

Benefits of an Award

The benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless.

It’s difficult to list them all but,  you should definitely know:

  • how much fun you’ll have
  • how pushing yourself to do new things will help you to grow in confidence and develop useful skills.
  • how meeting new people will inspire you and lead to lasting friendships. And
  • how a DofE Award can give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job.

Simply, the DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.  


Watch videos about making the most of your DofE Award.

Also included are promotional videos of how to showcase your soft skills on your CV, job applications and at interviews.

Click on one of the links below to view:

DofE and Coronavirus 


The coronavirus doesn’t mean your DofE needs to stop – far from it. 

For more information please click on the link below  



The four High Schools of the Trust are all licence holders and deliver the Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award through individual licences reporting directly to Central Region
Duke of Edinburgh Award Office.
To view the Directed Licenced Centre Agreement please click hereor contact the
 Marshland High School DofE Manager, Mr D Lucas.