Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre

Oathall Community College can proudly boast one of the biggest and most successful units in West Sussex with over 100 students involved in the award at any one time.

The concept of the Duke of Edinburgh award is simple – anyone aged between 14 and 24 can do a programme at one of the three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold award. Oathall offers the award at Bronze level (Year 10).

With assistance from adult leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

  • Volunteering – undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical – improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills – developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition- planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad
The award is run and overseen by the Award Centre Coordinator, Miss Arlington.   If you have any questions or want to find out more about the award please contact the school.
More information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the charity can be found at www.dofe.org

Duke of Edinburgh awards ceremony

Mr Dore with successful Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award achievers.

Mr Dore with successful Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award achievers.

Current and former Oathall students and their families were present at the annual Duke of Edinburgh awards ceremony at Oathall last week. The evening celebrated the achievements of some 80 young people who had gained their Award at Bronze or Silver level.

Kate Hall, North Sussex Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator spoke about the award and presented the successful students with their certificates. Also speaking on the night were former Oathall students, Holly Maunders and Shannon Mactaggart, both of whom went on to achieve their Gold Award after leaving Oathall. They spoke about the experience and encouraged the students present to attempt the Gold. Continue reading

DoE Award Presentation Evening

Successful winners of Bronze and Silver D of E Awards and their families joined together on Wednesday evening to celebrate their achievements at the annual Award Presentation Evening . Students were congratulated on their achievements and presented with their award by Mrs Elizabeth Bennet DL, Chairman of  West Sussex County Committee Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  Over 50 students successfully completed their Bronze award with a further 19 students completing their Silver Award and returning to Oathall to collect their certificates.

Bronze & Silver Award Winners

Bronze & Silver Award Winners

Oathall’s centre, coordinated by Mr Trevor Dore and his dedicated team of adult volunteers, proudly boasts a conversion rate higher than both the county and the national average for students completing this award.