Churchill Academy

Extra-Curricular Activities

Churchill Academy & Sixth Form have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities for all years to get involved with; see the schedule below. For further details, students are advised to check the video screens around the Academy and watch for Daily Notices provided by tutors. Parents and families can also find details of our extra curricular offer in our weekly e-newsletter

Please see the activities for 2022-23 below: 


Duke of Edinburgh

Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Leading youth charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future. Find out more about doing your DofE from the DofE website or speak to Mr Tinker

Age of entrants

Bronze Award - Students in Year 9 and 10
Silver Award - Students in Year 10 and 11
Gold Award - Sixth Form

By doing your DofE, you're in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that's recognised by unis and employers alike.


You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential. You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

It is up to students to choose what to do for their Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections but the Expedition is run through the school. All students walk with a rucksack carrying all of their provisions in teams of 4 - 7. There are two expeditions at all levels, a practice expedition and a qualifying assessed expedition. The duration of the expedition changes depending on the award level:

Bronze - 2 days & 1 night (6 hours of walking per day) - Quantocks & Mendips
Silver - 3 days & 2 nights (7 hours of walking per day) - New Forest & Exmoor
Gold - 4 days & 3 nights (8 hours of walking per day) - Snowdonia & Lake District

DofE Presentation