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“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”
14th century proverb

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

Posted: Dec 02, 2022

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Adam's DofE | Dickinson School Consulting
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The DofE, as it is more often known, is a scheme of awards for young people aged 14 to 24, which recognises their achievements in the fields of Volunteering, Physical Activity, Skills and in completing a Team Expedition. Most British boarding schools support students to complete the award, whether at Bronze, Silver or Gold level, due to its universal recognition as proof of an individual’s commitment, resilience and teamwork.

Christ College Brecon’s student focus

Posted: Nov 15, 2021

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We are all keenly aware how tough the pandemic period has been for children. Disruption to their education has impacted them both academically and in terms of their personal growth.

Recognising the effects of this upheaval, Christ College Brecon has adapted its weekly timetable to include more extra-curricular activity to help with pupils’ physical, spiritual, social and moral development.

Ellesmere College’s MUN delegation

Posted: Dec 12, 2017

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Model United Nations (MUN) is an extra-curricular activity in which more than 400,000 people from schools, universities and beyond participate each year. Lots of the schools we recommend have delegations that get involved, both within school and at conferences further afield.

Sidcot’s extra-curricular example

Posted: Nov 02, 2017

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Something that sets our British boarding schools apart is their commitment to providing an all-round education. While academic ambition, commitment and achievement are important, they are not the be all and end all, so the schools we recommend offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities.