Duke of Edinburgh Award
WELCOME TO THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S AWARD
We currently run the Bronze Award for students in Year 10, and the Silver Award for students in Year 12. If you would like to find out more, speak to Miss Mackintosh or Mr Graham, who run the programme at school. Current participants can log into their eDofE area here: https://www.edofe.org
The Bronze and Silver Awards are split into 4 sections: Skill, Physical, Volunteering, and Expedition.
Students must choose activities to complete for the Skill, Physical and Volunteering sections. They must work on these activities for at least an hour a week. At Bronze level, they must take part in one activity for 6 months, and two activities for 3 months. At Silver, time scales differ depending on whether students have already achieved the Bronze award, but vary between 3, 6, and 12 months. Students can choose which of the activities they complete for the longer time period. These activities can be brand new to the students, or can be activities in which they already participate, but the students must set themselves a goal to work towards within the time frame. Once they have completed the time frame, a supervising adult must write a report assessing the student's reliability and commitment, as well as the progress the student has made towards their goal. This report completes the sectional activity.
Activities that CHSFG students have taken part in include:
Playing an instrument, Choir, Crochet, Drawing, Photography, Fire Safety skills at Fire Cadets, Cooking, Baking, Coding through the Duke of York's Award, make-up artistry, learning a language (including Spanish, Mandarin, and British Sign Language), Embroidery, Calligraphy, and Playing in a Steel Pan Band
Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Gym workouts, Swimming, Running, Walking, Horse Riding, Hip Hop Dance, Football, Trampolining, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Mermaid Swimming, Team Sports at Fire Cadets, and Street Dance
Helping at Guides/Scouts/Brownies/Cubs/Rainbows/Beavers packs, volunteering in local libraries, volunteering in local charity shops, helping at a Judo club, helping at after school clubs, volunteering with Riding for the Disabled, helping at clubs within school including Netball and Dance, running own clubs within school including British Sign Language Club and Junior Steel Pan Band, giving instrumental lessons to other students, and Peer Mentoring
There are so many options that everyone can find something they're interested in. A full list of suggestions can be found here:
The Expedition is a 2-day (Bronze) or 3-day (Silver) expedition undertaken in local countryside. Students must plan and journey along their own routes unaccompanied, carrying their own equipment; make camp at a campsite with washing facilities, cook their own dinner, pack up camp, and journey along the remainder of their route. Bronze routes cover roughly 12km each day, Silver routes cover roughly 14km each day. In order to prepare students for this, weekly training is undertaken in Period 6 sessions - this covers first aid, care of equipment, the Countryside Code, putting up tents, packing of rucksacks, use of camping stoves, map reading, orienteering, route planning, etc.
We carry out a Practice Walk on an Enhancement Day in the Autumn term where possible, as well as a Practice Expedition and Qualifying Expedition for each award in the Spring and Summer terms. The Practice and Qualifying Expeditions are both compulsory elements of the Expedition section of the Award, and are assessed by external assessors during the Qualifying Expedition.
Our training schedule for 2018-19 looks like this: Bronze Training Schedule
More information about the programme can be found here: https://www.dofe.org/do-your-dofe/
or you can contact Miss K Mackintosh at the School : firstname.lastname@example.org