Duke of Edinburgh (D of E)


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) gives pupils at Archers Brook the chance to try something new, take them out of their comfort zone and enable them to challenge themselves and create new experiences. By participating in the programme, they will build confidence, resilience and learn new skills. The aim of the programme at Archers Brook is to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements, ultimately preparing and developing them for life and work.

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award develops confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged learners by creating opportunities for young people to make decisions, develop skills, get physically active, give service to their local community and experience adventure.”

Pupils will participate in trips, visits and challenges in order to receive their Bronze and Silver DofE awards. These are all organised through the Outdoor Education Department in the school.



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One of our pupils, Ewan Pryor, as well as our DofE co-ordinator Mr Steadman, were recently invited to attend a supporter’s dinner hosted by the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bolesworth Castle in Tattenhall.

This special dinner was held in honour of all of the DofE supporters in the Northwest Region in order to showcase DofE activity as well as to thank all those who have supported the award.

Ewan was selected as a DofE young speaker, and gave a well-received speech which highlighted his own experiences of taking part in the award, as well as the benefits of the award, not only for himself, but also for Archers Brook. Both Ewan and Mr Steadman were privileged to meet HRH Prince Edward at the dinner, which was certainly a wonderful experience.

Please follow the links below for further information and relevant files:

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Chester Road, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 2NA

June Sedgwick | School Business Manager

0151 832 6600


At Archers Brook School we recognise the importance of building safe, supportive relationships with the children, young people and families that we work with. By applying the principles of Our Way of Working we celebrate our settings ability to apply a trauma informed approach.

Artsmark Parter Autism Accreditation West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber Of Commerce Forest School Association Sport England The Nurture Group Network The Duke Of Edinburgh Awards Healhty School The basic Skills Agency. Quality mark 3 chesire west & cheshire Investors In Families