At Woking High School, we believe passionately in giving all students an opportunity to succeed in every aspect of school life.
An outstanding range of clubs and subject support sessions provide students with a wide variety of stimulating physical, artistic, cultural and recreational opportunities.
Participation in enrichment activities develop:
- Essential life skills;
- Provides opportunities to have fun and to take part in things to challenge and test us.
The diversity of activities reflects the enthusiasm and interests of the staff and includes gardening, cookery and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which enables students to gain both Bronze and Silver Awards whilst at the school. The extensive sports programme allows students to compete at district, regional and even national level and the drama and music departments have gained outstanding reputations for the high quality of their performances.
All students are actively encouraged to take part and try out new activities as this will help them to further develop their personal skills and talents. Clubs are open to all students, regardless of ability, and take place both before and after school as well as at lunchtime. Students just need to turn up to the room at the time on the schedule and they can join in the activities. It is our expectation that students take part in at least one activity every cycle.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award, also known as DofE, is a highly regarded programme that has been designed to help young people aged 14-24 to develop their life skills, broaden their horizons and challenge themselves in new ways. At Woking High School, this programme has become an essential part of our school life and is highly valued by students, staff and parents alike.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award consists of three main sections: Volunteering, Physical and Skills, and an Expedition. Each section requires a certain amount of time to be dedicated to it, with the Expedition taking place over two or more days. Participants have the opportunity to choose their own activities for the Physical and Skills sections, allowing them to explore their interests and develop new skills. The Volunteering section encourages participants to give back to their community by taking part in a project or activity that benefits others.
Woking High School has been running the DofE programme for many years and we are proud of the many students who have successfully completed it. The programme is highly beneficial for young people as it helps to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience, while also teaching important life skills such as communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
Students who take part in the DofE programme at Woking High School are supported by a team of dedicated and experienced staff, who provide guidance and advice throughout the process. Participants are also encouraged to work together as a team, helping each other to achieve their goals and complete their activities.
The benefits of completing the Duke of Edinburgh Award are numerous. It is a highly regarded qualification that can help young people to stand out when applying for jobs, apprenticeships or further education courses. It is also a great way to meet new people, make friends and develop important social skills. Perhaps most importantly, the DofE programme encourages young people to step out of their comfort zones, try new things and take on new challenges, helping them to grow as individuals and achieve their full potential.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an excellent programme for young people who are looking to broaden their horizons, develop their life skills and challenge themselves in new ways. At Woking High School, we are committed to supporting our students to take part in this programme and are proud of the many successes we have seen over the years. We would encourage all young people to consider taking part in the DofE programme and to see for themselves the many benefits it can bring.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award consists of four sections that participants must complete in order to achieve the award: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. The Volunteering section encourages young people to give back to their community by taking part in a project or activity that benefits others. The Physical section challenges participants to improve their fitness and take part in a sport or physical activity that interests them. The Skills section allows young people to explore their interests and develop new talents or hobbies. Finally, the Expedition section requires participants to plan, train for and complete an outdoor journey with a team. Each section is designed to help young people develop important life skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving and self-motivation, while also challenging them to step out of their comfort zone and try new things. All sections of the Award are monitored online using the DofE website. Which students will be given an account for. Students submit their activity, which must be approved by the DofE managers at Woking High School, and then upload evidence, including evidence from their assessor.
At Woking High School, we offer two levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award: Bronze and Silver. The Bronze Award is the first level and is open to students in Year 9. Participants must complete a minimum of three months for each section, with an additional three months for one of the sections. The Silver Award is the next level and is open to students in Year 10 who have completed the Bronze Award. Participants must complete a minimum of six months for each section. Both of these are enrolled in the Autumn Term.
Both the Bronze and Silver Awards are highly valued by employers, universities and colleges as they demonstrate a range of important skills and experiences. They also provide a great opportunity for young people to challenge themselves, try new things and have fun with their friends.
At Woking High School, we provide extensive support to students who are taking part in the Bronze and Silver Awards. This includes regular meetings with staff, advice on choosing activities and support with planning and completing their Expeditions.
The Bronze and Silver Awards are both excellent opportunities for young people to gain valuable experiences, develop important life skills and achieve something truly remarkable. We are proud to offer these awards at Woking High School and are committed to supporting our students to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website at: http://www.dofe.org/ has lots more information.
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