For those aged 14 and over.
We offer this for Year 9s and 10s.
For those aged 15 and over.
We offer this to students who successfully complete the Bronze Award.
For those aged 16 and over.
We hope to be able to offer this to students in the future after completing the Silver Award.
Each Award is made up of four sections (five for Gold) that involve:
Helping other people in the local community
Sport, dance and fitness
Covering almost any hobby, skill or interest
Training for, planning and completing a challenging journey over two or more days
The additional section for Gold participants is a Residential (staying away from home for five days and four nights doing a shared activity).
Why do the Award?
Achieving the award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for, from future employers to colleges and universities.
…you’re getting recognised for doing things you want to do (and may even be doing already).
…you’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and your community, be fitter and healthier, make new friends and have memories to last you a lifetime.
And above all, it’s a great laugh – the question should really be why wouldn’t you bother!
Who should attempt the Award?
Anyone who enjoys a challenge, wants to develop new skills and to make a difference in their community.
BRONZE Specific Section
You can do a Bronze DofE programme once you’re 14 (or nearly 14, which sometimes happens when you and your friends decide to start your adventure together).
The Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.
|3 months||3 months||3 months||Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition|
|All students must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections (your choice!)|
SILVER Specific Section
The next step… you need to be at least 15 to start doing your Silver DofE programme. If you've achieved your Bronze Award, your Licensed Organisation may allow you to start your Silver a month or two before your 15th birthday.
A Silver DofE programme also has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
It will take you at least 6 months for Silver if you've already achieved your Bronze, or 12 months if you've jumped straight into Silver.
|6 months||One section for 6 months and the other for 3 months||Plan, train for and undertake a 3 day, 2 night expedition|
|Direct entrants (students not completed Bronze) must undertake a further 6 months in Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.|
DofE expeditions must be unaccompanied, self-reliant and by the participants own physical efforts.
For the Bronze Award, participants need to complete a 2 day expedition carrying all of their kit, walking an average of 14 kilometres per day and camping over-night.
For the Silver Award, students will need to complete a 3 day expedition carrying all of their kit, walking an average of 16 kilometres per day, camping overnight both with and without supervision.
Check the dates and calendar below for training times specifically related to the Expedition section run by Mr Mosedale.
Groups will be assessed by Mr Mosedale, who is a fully accredited Duke of Edinburgh Assessor.
Dates for 2018-2019 are currently being looked at and will appear here when finalised.
Meet the team
Mr Dan Jones
Mr D Wells
Downloads and Links
- Silver DofE letter and consent form - 2018
- Student health and safety record
- DofE packing list
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award website
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Programme ideas: Volunteering
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Programme ideas: Physical
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Programme ideas: Skills
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Expedition kit list