Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award 

A great way to learn new skills and introduce you to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Bronze Award is open to students in Year 9 and 10. You can tailor your Award to your interests as you undertake or develop a skills, physical and volunteering opportunities. On your expeditions, you will learn orienteering, campcraft and teamwork . This is a great opportunity for those with no experience in outdoor pursuits, and accessible for all.

 

What does it involve?

The Bronze Award is comprised of the following components:

Volunteering

Skill

Physical

Expedition

3 months

3 months

3 months

Plan, train for and undertake two 1 night, 2 day expeditions. One practice and one assessed expedition.

One activity must be completed for an additional 3 months i.e. 6 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

You must take part in each activity for at least one hour per week for the timescale selected and will be required to upload evidence of this to eDofE on a regular basis. If you miss a week due to holiday etc. then this must be made up at the end of the timescale. When arranging a placement for each component, please ensure that there is a responsible person that will be willing to act as your assessor and sign to say that you have committed for the correct period of time. This must be someone that can comment on your progress/contributions and cannot be a close friend or family member.

What training is required for the expeditions?

Your child will need to attend several compulsory training sessions in order to prepare for their expeditions. Training will include using camping equipment, first aid training and route planning. This training will mostly take place during tutor time however, occasional afterschool training may be required. It is important that your child undertakes all of these training sessions and missing multiple sessions may prevent your child from being able to take part in the expedition.

How much will it cost?

Participation in the Bronze Award will cost approximately £80. This will be split over two payments throughout the year. A non-refundable deposit will be taken in December for £50 and covers the cost of enrolment in Duke of Edinburgh Award. The second installment of £30 covers the practice and assessed expedition, staffing and contribution towards equipment hire.

Whilst the School will provide some of the camping, cooking and expedition equipment, students will have to provide some of their own equipment such as walking boots, waterproofs and food for both expeditions.

If you require financial support, please address your request to the Principal who will consider each individual application on its own merit. No student will be discriminated against on the grounds of inability to pay but the school reserves the right to cancel activities if sufficient funds are not raised by voluntary contributions.

How do I apply?

Application forms have been emailed home to parents/carers and should be submitted to Mr Wickington at the earliest opportunity.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact Mr Wickington, chris.wickington@wyeschool.org.uk.

 


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