We are an accredited centre for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your teamwork and leadership, as well as learn new skills.  This national award is also very highly regarded by both Employers and Universities.  The award consists of four sections; skill, physical, volunteering and the expedition.  The skill is all about improving at a hobby, e.g. cooking, photography etc.  The physical can be a sport or other physical activity.  This could be a team sport, or individual.  The volunteering is anything where you give your time up for other people, so helping at a cubs or brownie pack, walking an elderly neighbour’s dogs etc.  The expedition section involves learning basic survival skills then planning and completing an unaccompanied two day expedition.

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We are now in the process of recruiting for next year’s groups, so if you will be in Year 1o or Year 12 from September please see Mr Buxton.  If you would like to know more, please click on the links below, have a look at www.dofe.org or contact myself.

Mr D. Buxton

 

Expedition Dates for 2017:

 

Year 10 (Bronze) expeditions:                                                                         

Practice – 4th – 5th May 2017 (Thursday – Friday)
Qualifying – 20th – 21st May 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

 

Year 12 (Silver) expeditions:

Practice – 28th – 30th June 2017 (Wednesday – Friday)

Final – 8th – 10th September 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

 

Kit List for Expeditions 

Programme Ideas

If you would like some help with ideas for what to do for your skill, physical and volunteering sections, here are some ideas:

Volunteering Programme

Physical Programme

Skills Programme

Useful Links:

http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/parents/

http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6169505

http://www.dofe.org/en/content/cms/doing-your-dofe/employability/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationadvice/8722415/Sixth-formers-must-look-beyond-the-classroom-to-impress.html