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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy

Duke of Edinburgh

What is the DofE?

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

Certificate of Achievement

Piggott Students in Year 9 and 10 can work towards the Certificate of Achievement when they complete the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections. 

There are three sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter and developing new skills.

Any student can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

The Certificate is a formal recognition, by the DofE, of their dedication to their programmes and everything they’ve achieved through these three sections, as well as their resilience in coping with ongoing uncertainty.

Why do the DofE?

By working towards your DofE Certificate of Achievement, you will have fun, make friends, improve yourself-esteem and build confidence. You will gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and uni and job applications. 

How do I get involved in the DofE?

For more information about the DofE programme offered at The Piggott School, please contact our DofE Coordinator Miss Percival

For more detail about the DofE course, visit The Duke of Edinburgh's Award ( 



Ella, Year 10 competing in a running event to contribute towards her Silver DofE Certificate.


Louis, Year 10 completing his Bronze DofE Certificate and taking part in a football competition

Fred, Year 10 Litter picking as part of his Silver DofE Certificate


Joshua, Year 10 -  on finishing a course in Learning the Christian Religion for Volunteering