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Applicable to the Bronze and Silver Awards

The following opportunities are currently available to students who have not yet decided what to do for the skill or volunteer sections of their awards.


Cookery Programme (Skill) - Bronze

We would like to offer students the opportunity to attend a 6 week cookery programme .

The programme will include food preparation and cooking skills as well as hygiene, health and safety, the course meets the requirements of the DofE SKILL section.   

The programme runs on after school in the cookery suite between 3:40pm –  5:40pm.  The cost of a 6 week course is £40 per student. Students provide their own ingredients.

If you would like your son to attend please email the DofE team who will arrange for the Cookery option to be added to your ParentPay account.  

Please visit the school website cookery page for full details of courses running this school year.


InSchool Shop (Volunteering) - Bronze 

The InSchool shop is an ideal opportunity for students to qualify for the volunteering section of their award.  The shop is open during lunch times every day. We sell a range of school related product at competitive prices.  Volunteers must be prepared to work a regular weekly shift for a minimum of at least one hour per week for 12 weeks (bronze).

Duties include handling over the counter sales,  running an order collection service, stock management and maintaining an organised and tidy stock display.    The work meets the requirements for the DofE VOLUNTEERING section. 


If you son is interested in being involved in either of these programmes or if you require further information please email the DofE team at

We also have a list of opportunities available via other contacts and organisations.  You may view the current list HERE.  Some of these activities are managed or organised by an external party not connected with the school.  It is an individuals responsibility to discuss with their parent/guardian the suitability of the activity and location/venue.