DofE / World Challenge

Duke of Edinburgh (General Information)

Duke of Edinburgh Award official website

The Duke of Edinburgh have also launched "DofE With a Difference", with lots of helpful tips and ways of working towards DofE awards during lockdown.

Duke of Edinburgh with a difference

duke of edinburgh youtube channel

Our partner for expeditions is Outdoor Genius. They provide training and oversight for students before and during expeditions to assist them in achieving their award.

Outdoor genius

Thank You From HRH The Earl of Wessex

HRH The Earl of Wessex is launching Volunteers Week with a thank you to all our incredible DofE volunteers. From inspirational participants to Leaders who are adapting their programmes, the DofE will be celebrating them all through social media over the coming week.

2020 Expeditions

We have now altered our plans for our 2020 expeditions. Details for each year group / level are in the year group specific sections of our website below:

Monk's Walk Duke of Edinburgh Team


Mr Riley

Duke of Edinburgh Team:

Lc2 Gha

Mrs Couzens

Mrs Hazon

Neilly mr s Cook, Ms A
Mr Neilly Miss Cook
Ksi Sc4

Miss Simpkin


Mr Crisp


Further Resources:

programme ideas - physical

programme ideas - skillsprogramme ideas - volunteeringprogramme ideas - residentialAssessor report example

Volunteer Causes

Below we will list some of the causes our students have supported while earning their Duke of Edinburgh Award:

Clean up wgc

Duke of Edinburgh (G Year)

Gold Expeditions 2020

G Year Letter

Gold Open Expeditions


Duke of Edinburgh (H Year)

Silver Expedition 2020

H Year Letter

Silver Consent Form

Duke of Edinburgh (J Year)

Bronze Training Weekend - 26 & 27 September

As it stands the weekend will go ahead as you will be working in a year group bubble with all training and MWS staff maintaining social distancing. Obviously, if there is any change to government guidelines which results in cancellation I will let you know.

Bronze Training Weekend itinerary

Above is a programme for the two days - the most important point is to be on time. Meet in the Drama Studio at 8.30am. Both days will finish at 3.30pm.


You need to bring a small backpack with the following:

  • A packed lunch for both days and 2 litres of water each day.
  • Additional snacks.
  • Waterproof coat and trousers.
  • Walking shoes or boots (trainers will not be suitable). 
  • Wear clothes appropriate to the forecasted weather.
  • Personal medication and blister plasters.

The normal school mobile phone policy will operate for the day. 

If you need to hire boots please see this leaflet.

If you have any queries please can you contact me via email ( All contact is to come via students.

Bronze Expedition 2020

J Year Letter

Bronze Consent Form

Duke of Edinburgh (K Year)

covid-19 parents and student presentation Year Success Letter

K Year Success Letter (Pupil Premium)

K Year Bronze DofE - Change of Dates

Due to current restrictions and the likely timetable to come out of them, we have made the decision to change the dates of the Bronze training weekend and expeditions as follows:

Bronze Training weekend - 13th and 14th March - CANCELLED

Bronze assessment weekend - 15th and 16th May - Changed to be the training weekend

Bronze Assessment - will now be on 19th and 20th June.

In the meantime, please keep encouraging your child to get their Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections completed and the assessor reports organised (students have received plenty of guidance on how to do this via SMHW).

Duke of Edinburgh (L Year)



World Challenge

Our next World Challenge adventure will take place in Borneo. This was scheduled for July 2021 but has been postponed until July 2022 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The training weekend planned for 5th-6th September 2020 has been cancelled. A new date will be scheduled for a similar time in 2021. Information will be sent to challengers and parents as soon as more details are known.