Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
For any support at any level of the Award, please contact Mr Bell, the D of E Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mrs Lesslie, the D of E Administrator
Mr Bell and Mrs Lesslie will be on site offering advice and support
Week 1 - Tuesday and Wednesday
Week 2 - Thursday and Friday
Silver DofE 2017-18
Wednesday, 21st March 2018,
Year 10 Silver Award Open Evening.
The Launch of the Silver Award for the current Year 10 will be held in the main hall on Wednesday evening from 6pm and meet the new Duke of Edinburgh team.
Bronze DofE 2017-18
Year 9 Bronze sign up 2017-18
Contracts for the Bronze Award have now been given out, slips need to be returned by the 3rd November 2017. The Award is open to Year 9 students, as long as students turn 14 during this academic year they can sign up.
Useful DofE website links
For kit questions, check out http://www.dofeshopping.org/expedition-kit an excellent source of information on the kit available.
Year 9 Bronze Expedition Training 2018
Expedition Training has now begun for the upcoming Practice and Qualifying Expeditions. The first training session saw the group work in teams to discuss expedition equipment. The remaining sessions will cover the following:
25/4/18 Tents and Camp Craft
02/5/18 Maps and Navigation
09/5/18 Route Planning and Emergency Procedures
16/5/18 Route Planning
23/5/18 Route Planning
Personal kit DofE kit:
Boots ( NOT TRAINERS!)
Rucksack big enough to fit everything INSIDE!
sleeping bag ( in a waterproof bag to keep it dry )
Clothes to walk in and to be in the campsite in the evening ( sports kit, several layers, fleece etc. ). No jeans ( not good if it is wet! )
Waterproof jacket ( not a ski jacket, these aren't waterproof )
Peaked cap if sunny
Water bottle - at least 1 litre, 2 litres best
Torch ( headtorch best )
Tents for everyone
Stove ( at least 2 per group )
First Aid kit
Please see the kit list for more info on this.
Must cook an evening meal and a breakfast
Pasta / Wayfarer ( army ration pack ) style meals work well. See link below:
Organise food in groups?
Lots of snacks - you will be out from 2pm Thursday until 3pm Friday
The first after school sessions star this Wednesday - eDofE and map reading. Brush up on your skills with these articles!!
Be tick aware. Please follow the link below. Pay particular attention to the symptoms of Lymes disease.
As part of the DofE, you have to have an aim of your expedition. This is something that you have to prepare a presentation for afterwards. Here is one example of an excellent presentation on the usefulness of the flora of the Mendips. Enjoy!