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Duke of Edinburgh (Bronze)

DofE Bronze Award

Bronze Criteria
• Improve in a skill
• Complete some volunteering
• Progress in a physical activity
• Complete an expedition in a group on an unaccompanied walk through the Cheshire Plain

On the Expeditions

Please ensure that your child has checked the equipment list and it is essential that all individual and group equipment is packed, even warm hats and gloves and full waterproofs. The weather is very changeable and temperatures at night are as low even when we are applying sun cream during the day. It can also rain very heavily. A quick read through their DofE Training handbook issued during training will also be a handy reminder.

A reminder that students must have with them any medicine that they may require; for example Anti-Histamine, inhalers etc.

Emergency Contact Number

During the trip, staff will have one of the school mobile 'phones with them – 07962 885807. This should only be used in an emergency, and where possible please only send texts.

In the event of a major change to the plans, a message will be sent via the School Twitter account (this will appear on the home page of the school website).

Supervisors will be Mrs E Stott and a group of volunteers/staff.

Supervision during the day: When the teams are walking they will leave check cards with comments. They know what to do in an emergency and it will also be possible for them to reach an emergency number. This phone number is checked for any messages. Parent/Guardian contact information will be left with a member of the Senior School staff.

Supervision during the night: At Bronze level camping is supervised and staff will stay at the campsite. Sensible behaviour is expected. The student’s performance and behaviour will indicate whether they will be responsible enough for the Test.

 

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Bronze Award DiaryDownload
Bronze Award Expedition Schedule 2015/16Download
Duke of Edinburgh - Bronze Award CriteriaDownload

Duke of Edinburgh (Silver)

DofE Silver Award

The Silver training covers the skills of more advanced navigation using maps, compasses, lightweight walking, teamwork, appropriate clothing and equipment in the hills. The students also learn how to keep equipment to a minimum and what to do in an emergency.

 Silver Criteria

  • Complete a Service
  • Improve in a Skill
  • Progress in a Physical activity
  • Complete a 30 mile expedition in a group on an unaccompanied walk through “Open countryside”

Silver

Dates of Trip: 

Practice Expedition:  1st - 3rd April or 5th - 7th April 2017 (2 Groups), Moel Famau, North Wales

Test Expedition:   either 25th - 27th June or 28th - 30th June 2017 (2 Groups), Clwydians, North Wales

 

Time Meet at school at 8.30 am returning to school by 4.00pm travelling by coach/minibus to the hills.

Payment Date of £65.00 balance due by 27.02.2017

Duke of Edinburgh (Gold Year 12)

DofE Gold Award

Gold Criteria

  • Improve in a skill
  • Complete some volunteering
  • Progress in a physical activity
  • Attend a four-day residential
  • Complete a 65K expedition in a group on an unaccompanied walk through "wild countryside" in Snowdonia

Emergency Contact Number

During the trip, staff will have one of the school mobile 'phones with them - 07962 885807.  This should only be used in an emergency, and where possible please only sent texts.

In the event of a major change to the travel plans, a message will be sent via the School Twitter account (this will appear on the home page of the school website).

Students should regularly check the DofE Noticeboard in school, and their e-dofe account for current messages.

 

Duke of Edinburgh (Gold Year 13)

 

Gold

 

Dates of Trip:

Practice Expedition:  21st - 23rd April 2017, Snowdonia, North Wales (payment of £70 due by 20.03.2017)

Time Meet at school at 8.30 am returning to school by 4.00pm travelling by coach/minibus to the hills.

 

Test Expedition:   10th - 14th July 2017, Snowdonia, North Wales 

Time Meet at school at 4.00pm returning to school by 5.00pm travelling by coach/minibus to the hills.

 

Payment Dates   £70.00 due by 20.03.2017 & £85.00 due by 22.05.2017 

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