DofE & Ten Tors

The Gryphon School runs a very popular Duke of Edinburgh scheme and student teams also compete every year in the Army’s Ten Tors Challenge. The programme is supported by a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and parents who regularly give up their evenings and weekends to ensure everyone has a good experience and passes their award.

 

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award challenges young people to give something back to society by volunteering, taking part in a regular sporting or physical activity and learning a new skill or developing an existing one. Each DofE Award is concluded by an expedition which the school currently runs in the West Country (Bronze), New Forest (Silver) and Snowdonia (Gold).

Find out more about Duke of Edinburgh at The Gryphon 

 

 

Ten Tors

Organised by the Army, Ten Tors sees students hike across the rough terrain of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors/checkpoints in under two days. There are three levels to the challenge depending on age – 35 miles, 45 miles and 55 miles, and the teams have to be self-sufficient, carrying everything they need to complete the challenge over a weekend in May.

Find out more about Ten Tors with The Gryphon

News

Students celebrate DofE and Ten Tors Awards

  Last Wednesday, The Gryphon School held its annual Duke of Edinburgh and Ten Tors Awards Presentation Evening. The school is now the biggest state school provider of DofE training in Dorset,...

News

Royal Engineers visit The Gryphon

As part of Army Engagement week commencing 7th October 2019, the Gryphon School were fortunate to gain support from the Royal Engineers to deliver a series of session with students from Years...

Events

Sixth Form Open Evening

Come and visit The Gryphon Sixth Form on our Open Evening! There will be Headteacher presentations, tours of our departments with exciting demonstrations and interactive activities, as well as a chance to...

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