Named after the School's founder, Dame Frances Dove, the Dove Award is a service orientated scheme open to all LIV. The award is undertaken for the duration of the School year and girls participate in a variety of challenges from quizzes, research and personal achievement targets to undertaking a survival exercise and a night spent camping out in the School grounds
A component of the award requires girls to assist a charitable enterprise of her own choice and many choose to offer their time and talents volunteering, raising money through cake and cookie baking, organising parties or running stalls at fetes, or by completing sponsored activities such as readathons, ski jumping and swimming. Girls are also taught camp-craft and survival skills in the School grounds during the Summer term. Participants each receive a certificate and a specially commissioned badge. Successful completion of the award prepares girls well for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award which many pursue in subsequent years.