Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
Thursday 14th December 2017
28 students have completed their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award this term. A huge well done! Mr Sayers will be giving out certificates and badges at the end of term.
For those students that still need to complete their Award, remember to add your Expedition Aim and submit that section along with the other 3 sections. Mr Sayers is then able to sign your Award off.
Bronze DofE 2017-18
For admin support please contact Miss Ridley, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Beechen Cliff onsite contact please contact Mr Walker and Mrs Westlake.
For escalated queries please contact the DofE Manager, Ms Jane Fox, email@example.com
Current Year 10/11s
If you completed your expedition in June 2017, you should be working towards your skills, service and sport sections. If you think you are finished, or need help getting things signed off email Ms Ridley
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.
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!