Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
This Year the whole of year 9 and 80 year 10 students are working toward their bronze Duke of Edinburgh. This is the largest cohort we have ever had! It is fantastic to see how many students are taking on the challenge and wanting to get involved.
All of the students have to complete a number of tasks to gain their full award. They have to do a range of volunteering work, skills and physical activities for over 3 months each to gain their award. Not to mention their practice and qualifying expeditions! All of the students participating in their DofE this year should be on their way towards completing the three sections listed above and should be gathering as much evidence as possible to put on their eDofE.
Year 9 have been working very hard in lessons to develop map reading skills, compass techniques, cooking, camping/expedition techniques as well as first aid training. This really broadens our student’s knowledge and provides more than just a classroom experience for them, which we know to be of great value for their development.
Year 9 expedition letter due on Friday 26th April (year 9 letter for payment attached). There will be a meeting on Friday 26th April in the fitness room at 12:05 for anyone who wants to participate. Pupils should come straight down from P3, they will have plenty of time to get their lunch after the meeting. It is very important that they attend this meeting as they will be choosing teams. Please click here to view attached letter.
Expeditions: (students will be able to choose their teams and will be told their groups after Easter).
Monday 1st July – Tuesday 2nd July (practice DofE expedition)
Monday 8th July – Tuesday 9th July (qualifying DofE expedition)
Wednesday 3rd July – Thursday 4th July (practice DofE expedition)
Wednesday 10th July – Thursday 11th July (qualifying DofE expedition)
There will also be a parent information evening held in school on Thursday 16th May at 5:30-6:00. This will be held in the main hall and is an opportunity for you or your child to ask any questions regarding the expeditions. Please click here to view the letter with integral permission slip. Please print out the letter, complete the slip and return it to Miss Flavin in school by Friday 10th May 2019.
Miss Flavin and all of the DofE team are very proud of what the students have accomplished so far and cannot wait to work with them to develop skills and confidence over the next few months.
Please note: all evidence must be uploaded onto eDofE before Friday 14th June or students will not be allowed to complete their expedition. All students will have opportunities to work on their online eDofE either in lessons or at after school clubs over the next few months. Please see Miss Flavin if you do not know your log-in.
Please see attached the kit list for expedition, which will take place during the summer term.