DofE Award 2017

A HUGE congratulations needs to go out to 72 determined year 9 and 10 pupils who have undertaken to complete their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Over the past academic year they have dedicated their time to work towards completing all 4 sections of the award.


Pupils have been working hard at improving their musical, drama and dance skills. They have been improving their cooking skills along with dog training and pet care abilities.


Pupils have been working hard within team and individual physical challenges, to include swimming, running, racket sports, netball and martial arts.


Pupils have been supporting a whole variety of charities and communities. Supporting younger children within various music, sports, church and dance groups across Doncaster and beyond. Caring for our environment with regular litter picks within different communities.


This began with a training weekend earlier in the year – where it is safe to say many learnt from their mistakes and were able to move onto the practice expedition with a greater awareness of how to look after themselves away from all the comforts of home.

The practice expedition fell on a weekend with some of the worst rain I think I have ever seen – but the candidates remained determined and upbeat throughout. They were a credit to themselves, their parents and the school.

The qualifying expedition they did not let themselves down either. Over the two days, I saw some of the best team work and support of peers that I have ever seen. It really was an example of McAuley at its best.

If you would like any more details about your child joining DofE in the next academic year please contact ssables-email-address


The McAuley Catholic High School, Cantley, Cantley Lane, Doncaster, DN3 3QF
Tel: 01302 537396