BFS Logo
 Bristol Free School

Duke of Edinburgh's Award at BFS

We offer students from Year 9 upwards the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award - known as the 'DofE' for short. 

Some 150 students set off on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions each year (whatever the weather!), armed with rucksacks and compasses and ready to face the challenges ahead. The popularity of DofE  at Bristol Free School means that many progress from hiking in Cheddar Gorge to wild camping in the Brecon Beacons as they work through Bronze and Silver to the Gold Award. 

DofE has a strong community service strand and the students also show remarkable energy for charitable causes, learning about being responsible citizens as they acquire new skills. 

For more information on the scheme, please visit

If you have any questions about how the scheme runs at BFS, please email Mr Wieczorek or Mr Ellis at


Programme Planner

Programme Ideas

2021 Dates 


DofE BFS logo