Duke of Edinburgh

At Stockport Academy, we are proud to be delivering the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme this year and for many more to come.

We hope to give our Year 9 students an experience that they will remember for life and the opportunity to learn new skills and work as part of a team.

Our students are volunteering in the Community as part of their award and learning field skills towards undertaking their expedition later in the year, with a lot of fun thrown in. Please check out the blog below that our students are writing to keep a record of all the activities they get up to on their journey to achieving the Award.

As a parent, you can click here for more information. The DofE also offers a resources page and a YouTube channel with lots of helpful advice and tutorials.

DofE Sections


Click here for more information on timescales for completetion.

Providing Evidence
  • All evidence should be added through E-DofE – this can be done through the website but we encourage participants to download the app as this is the easiest way to add evidence. 
  • Participants need to add evidence of 1 hour per week for each of the 3 sections (3 hours in total). You can upload text, images, videos or files. The more evidence provided, the better!
  • At the end of the section, participants need to ask their chosen assessor to complete an Assessor Report. These can be found in your DofE welcome pack.
  • The assessor report needs to be added just like all other evidence but you should tick the box that says ‘’Mark as assessor report’’. 
  • All sections and evidence needs to be up to date before the trips/ expeditions or they will not be allowed to attend. 
Dates For The Diary


Kit & Equipment

Please see a suggested kit list below. Note: You do not have to go out and spend lots of money on expensive gear. Decathlon is a good place to get more affordable items such as Walking Boots. 

School will provide:
Rucksacks, Sleeping Bags, Tents, Maps, Compasses, Stoves & Gas. 

You will need:

1 pair of walking boots 
2 pairs of walking socks 
2-3 t-shirts 
2 fleece tops or similar 
2 walking trousers (warm, NOT jeans) 
Flipflops/trainers/sandals etc (optional for camp site use) 
Warm hat &/or sunhat (as appropriate) 
1 pair shorts (if appropriate) 
1 pair gloves (if appropriate) 
Waterproof over-trousers (if appropriate) 
Jacket/coat (waterproof & windproof) 
Personal Kit 
Rucksack (should you wish to use your own)
Rucksack liner (or 2 strong plastic bags)  
Sleeping bag (should you wish to use your own)
Sleeping mat  
Sleeping bag liner 
Torch (handheld or head torch) 
Expedition food Get advice here.
Water bottle – carry 2 litre each. 
Camping plate/bowl/mug 
Wash kit/personal hygiene 

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