DofE Silver Award 2018/19

Have you got what it takes?

Chatham Grammar School for Girls would like to start offering the Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award to students who have completed their Bronze Award and to Year 10, 11 and 12 students who are new to the Duke of Edinburgh Programme. No previous experience is necessary, we’ll train you!

The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is the world’s leading achievement award for young people, and is highly regarded by Universities, Colleges and Employers. It encourages young people to develop independence, commitment, leadership and teamwork through being involved in a personalised programme of activities.

You can find out more about the DofE Silver Award at CGSG on our DofE page:

or alternatively the Duke of Edinburgh Award website also has more details on the Award, and what each section involves:


  • Registration fee £30

  • Practice Expedition - £70

  • Assessed Expedition - £70

  • Kit Hire Fee (If kit is required) - £10 per expedition

  • Kit Hire Refundable Deposit (If kit is required) - £50 per expedition

A registration fee of £30 goes to enroll your child on the DofE Award. They will receive a Welcome Pack to complete and an electronic place on the eDofE system, along with a badge and certificate on completion of the DofE Programme, which is normally presented at Rochester Cathedral during our celebratory presentation evening.

Each Expedition on the Silver Award costs £70. This pays for the campsites, staff and admin for the weekend ventures. There will be two ventures as part of their Programme.

Expedition Dates for 2019

  • Silver Practice Expedition Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th May 2019

  • Silver Assessed Expedition Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th May 2019

You will receive further details on the Expeditions closer to the time.


We now have a Duke of Edinburgh Twitter page which we use to post student and parent/carer news in addition to all of our usual platforms. You can follow us on @cgsg_dofe

The deadline for applicants on to the Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award is Thursday 31st January 2019. If this is something that you would be interested in please see Miss Newington in L2 or alternativly you can sign up on

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate the DofE team at any time at