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The Olympus Academy Trust is committed to delivering an outstanding education for young people, ensuring that our students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.

We work in close partnership with our schools, ensuring that we facilitate the sharing of best practice and provide access to a wide range of partners and resources for the benefit of our students and the wider community. Visit our website here or follow us on Twitter @olympustrust.

Bradley Stoke

Inspire | Believe | Succeed

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications.

 At BSCS we offer the following levels:

  • Silver (In Year 10)
  • Gold (In Year 12)

…which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award. An award which is recognised by university, colleges and employers nationally.


You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: helping people or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey

For the first 3 sections you can choose from a massive range of activities which give you an amazing opportunity to learn some new skills and have fun! 


At BSCS we have regular training sessions for those that complete the award and students can track their sections on eDofE.org. We then complete a practice and qualifying expedition, during which students plan their own routes, meals and aims for their trip.


The dates for Silver (Year 10) are as follows (these dates are all subject to change):

13th  – 15th June and 4th – 6th July for the Practice Expeditions

6th – 8th and 13th – 15th September 2019 for the Qualifying Expeditions


The dates for Gold (Year 12) are:

Training Day (Mendip Hills) - 15th February

Practice Expedition (Brecon Beacons) - 15th to 18th April

Route Planning Day (in school) - 15th May.

Assessed Expedition (location TBC) 26th to 30th August


2018-2019 Student Handbook

Gold Introduction Letter

Silver Introduction Letter


You can find more information about the DofE award here: https://www.dofe.org/

If you have any questions please get in touch with Mr Westley (ed.westley@bradleystokecs.org.uk)