Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is central to our Co-Curricular provision at Felsted and forms a major core element of the Felsted Diploma. We have one of the most active school groups in the country, with participating numbers so high that we have our own DofE Operating Authority, ensuring that all Felstedians gain the full benefits of the opportunities provided by this scheme.
Each year, the vast majority of Year 10 students will complete the Bronze Award, at least 50-60% of Year 11 will complete the Silver Award, and between 20 and 30 Sixth Form students will complete the Gold Award. This major achievement is marked with a presentation by a member of the Royal Family at St James’s Palace.
It is not for nothing that employers and universities value the scheme so greatly – it is undoubtedly true that success in the programme builds confidence, determination and self-esteem, giving students the soft skills that are needed for success in other areas, as well as specific areas of expertise that will stay with them for life.