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Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Covid 19 Update

As a result of the lockdown situation and the problems that social distancing presents for running trips, our Silver and Bronze DofE expeditions for students currently in Year 10 have been cancelled. Participants should continue to complete their other sections as they have several years left to complete the expedition itself. We will be in touch regarding refunds for the expeditions in due course. Dynamic Adventures, who run our Gold award, are continuing to follow government advice and the Practice and Assessed Expeditions are postponed, with new dates yet to be confirmed. Should you have any questions, please get in touch with our DofE Manager, Ed Westley (ed.westley@bradleystokecs.org.uk).

  

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 At BSCS we offer the following levels:

  • Silver (In Year 10)
  • Gold (In Year 12)

…which lead to a Duke of Edinburgh's Award. An award which is recognised by university, colleges and employers nationally.

 

You achieve an Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: helping people or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey

For the first 3 sections you can choose from a massive range of activities which give you an amazing opportunity to learn some new skills and have fun! 

  

At BSCS we have regular training sessions for those that complete the award and students can track their sections on eDofE.org. We then complete a practice and qualifying expedition, during which students plan their own routes, meals and aims for their trip.

 

The dates for Silver (Year 10) are as follows (these dates are all subject to change):

11  – 13 June and 2 - 4July 2020 for the Practice Expeditions (Quantock Hills)

10 - 12 and 20 - 22 September 2020 (Quantock Hills) for the Qualifying Expeditions (Forest of Dean)

 

The dates for Gold (Year 12) are:

Training Day (Mendip Hills) - 22 February 2020

Practice Expedition (Brecon Beacons) - 13 to 17 April 2020

Route Planning Day (in school) - 13 May 2020

Assessed Expedition (Snowdonia) 24 to 28 August 2020

 

Gold Letter - 7 February 2020 

2018-2019 Student Handbook

Gold Introduction Letter

Silver Introduction Letter

 

You can find more information about the DofE award here: https://www.dofe.org/

If you have any questions please get in touch with Mr Westley (ed.westley@bradleystokecs.org.uk)