Category Archives: Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Session 2019-20

Last week saw the Bronze programme for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award being launched in the school for the new session.  Pupils in S3 – S6 now have the opportunity to participate in this internationally recognised Award programme.

Pupils will need to undertake activities within the four sections – volunteering, skills, physical and expedition – to complete the Award.

The online registration and consent forms should be submitted – see links below –  prior to the summer holidays.  Payment should be made to the School office as soon as possible.

Participant information
Registration / consent form
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award


DofE Bronze expeditions successfully completed

Well done to all 17 pupils on completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition on Saturday.  The S3 pupils faced challenging weather conditions over the two days, but managed to complete their route – from Scotlandwell to Craigmead and back – and overnight camp successfully.

We’d like to thank the staff and the Assessor for supporting the pupils throughout the expedition.

Bell Baxter awarded DLC Duke of Edinburgh’s Award status

Bell Baxter was officially recognised as a Direct Licensing Centre (DLC) for the internationally acclaimed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme.  This means that the school is a licensed organisation able to deliver the award to our pupils and partner groups.

Miss Doig (DofE Manager) was joined by third year pupils Chris Sanderson, Kirsty Armour, Christina Orr and Ethan Burkin at a a ceremony held at Queen Anne HS last week to mark the handover of licensing for the award to Fife schools.

The new licence and plaque were handed over to the Bell Baxter representatives by Gayle Gorman (HM Chief Inspector for Schools & Chief Executive Education Scotland) and Barry Fisher (Director of DofE Scotland).  Guests also included Carrie Lindsay (Executive Director, Education and Children’s Services) and Phil Black (Head of Education and Children’s Services).

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award certificates awarded

Congratulations to Sara Black (S6) and Abby Falconer (S4) who were presented with their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards by Ms Penrose yesterday.

The DofE provided both Sara and Abby with an opportunity to get involved in community projects.  Sara did some fundraising on behalf of CHAS raising £209 for the charity, while Abby helped out at the Cat Protection Centre.

The commitment that Sara and Abby had to make to complete the award shouldn’t be underestimated.  Well done!

Extra-curricular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

A growing staff team means that the school is looking to offer pupils in S3-S6 the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) at Bronze level.  This is a great opportunity to participate in an internationally recognised award…and will provide pupils with the chance to get involved with their local community.

To gauge the level of interest in the Award, we would ask any pupil interested in participating in the DofE to come along to a meeting in the LRC during Wednesday (5th Sept.) lunchtime to find more about this opportunity.

What can you achieve?  Well, come along and find out!

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