Duke of Edinburgh


We are greatly saddened to hear of the loss of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award’s Patron and Founder, His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, and our thoughts are with his family.

The Duke had a lifelong commitment to inspiring, empowering and developing young people, and in setting up The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, he has helped transform the lives of millions of young people worldwide.

In the UK alone, 6.7 million young people have benefitted from taking on the personal challenge of a DofE Award, setting themselves up with the skills, confidence, and resilience to make the most out of life and make a difference to the world around them.

In the 65 years since His Royal Highness founded the charity, the need for the DofE has never been greater, with young people facing unprecedented challenges and an uncertain future due to COVID-19.

The DofE will continue the remarkable legacy of His Royal Highness, working to make sure that all young people – and especially those from marginalised groups – can benefit from the better educational outcomes, employment prospects, community ties and stronger mental health the DofE can help support.

DofE will shortly be launching a special website, where you everyone can share their DofE memories and show their support for young people in The Duke’s memory. Please keep an eye on their website HERE where they’ll be sharing more details very soon.


A Duke of Edinburgh Award programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you’re from.

You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

Childwall Sports and Science Academy offer the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme starts in Year 9 with the Bronze Award. Once you have completed this, you can enrol for the Silver Award in Year 10, and in Year 12 the Gold Award is available.

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five for the Gold Award):
  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing new skills, going on an expedition, and taking part in a residential activity (Gold Award only). Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing and, along the way, you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

In light of the current restrictions in place due to COVID 19 we are unable to provide a list of dates when our courses will run in 2020/21. 
Keep checking back on this page and we will upload these as soon as we can!


  • You will find all of the letters relevant to your expedition right here once they have been issued.

Further Information:


Contact details:

Don't hesitate to get in touch if you need any more information.

Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator: Mr S Cheetham
Telephone: 0151 7221561 (6511)

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