Welcome to the Pate's DofE website

The DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end,
it doesn't matter who you are or where you are from!
You need to be aged between 14 (or Year 9) and 24 years old to participate,
its never to early to realise that there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.
A special message from the Outdoor Education Department
We would like to thank all the parents and guardians of the students who are doing their best to continue the award during the current restrictions, your support in facilitating these activities as well as transporting them to events is very much appreciated.
2020-21 has been a difficult time for us all and  as a department we are doing our very best to support our students and run as many expeditions as we can in this calendar year. Due to the high levels of queries we get as a department please can I encourage you to make full use of our department and the national dofe websites for your queries. If the websites do not answer your questions please contact the relevant staff member below.
Thank you 
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Contact List:


Jane Jowett - DofE Manager                                                                        Natalie Berry - DofE Silver & Gold Awards

janejowett@patesgs.org                                                                                 natalie.berry@patesgs.org

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James Bastian DofE Bronze Awards


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