DofE Introduction

The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re 14 to 24, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you stand out from the crowd when you apply for college, university or jobs.

There are three levels of programme you can do which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The main differences between them are the minimum length of time they take to complete, how challenging they are and the minimum age you can start.

For more information, please visit the Duke of Edinburgh website.

Click here to see a selection of photographs from Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions

For all training/expedition dates see the School Calendar and use the Duke of Edinburgh filter

MHS receive a Centre of Excellence certificate for the Duke of Edinburgh Award


Mark Farmer (Head Teacher), met the Duke of Edinburgh when he was invited to join Moulsham students at the Gold Award Presentation Ceremony at St. James's Palace.


The Essex Chronicle recently ran a feature on how the challenges offered by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme benefit Moulsham High School students and how, with more than 150 students taking part each year, Moulsham is one of the biggest DofE Award participants in Essex.  Click here to read more...