Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
For any support at any level of the Award, please contact Mr Carroll, the D of E Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
or Mrs Lesslie, the D of E Administrator
Mr Carroll and Mrs Lesslie will be on site offering advice and support every Friday lunchtime in the Humanities Pavilion and Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm.
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 8am 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!