DofE gives you the chance to do something completely new and improve on things you’re already doing. It takes you out of your comfort zone and into a place where you will push yourself and have amazing new experiences. You will build confidence, resilience, skills for work and friendship groups. Importantly, you will have a brilliant time doing it.
Following a successful launch this Autumn, we are pleased to confirm we have 13 year 9 students signed up to Bronze DofE and 19 year 10 students starting their Silver journey.
Students are already out in our community working towards their volunteering section and many are trying new sports and skills.
There are four units to complete, the expedition unit is pre-planned and already booked, but the other three below are only as limiting as your imagination. Some ideas are below each heading.
|Football||Charity work||Learn to play the piano|
|Horse riding||Supporting at sports clubs||Learn to cook Chinese|
|Swimming||Brownies, cubs, scouts help||Origami course|
|Park runs||Reading at the library||Decorating|
|Martial Arts||Coffee and chat time at residential homes||Bike maintenance|
2 or 3 days of walking and map reading in the Peak District
Cooking your own food
For further information on how DofE can help you now and in the future, please visit: https://www.dofe.org/
Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Holmes or Mrs Copley for any information
Friday 15th March – Saturday 16th March. (Both Bronze and Silver students). This will be in a bunk barn due to the time of year.
Friday 3rd May – Saturday 4th May. – Bronze students
Friday 3rd May – Sunday 5th May – Silver students
Friday 21st June – Saturday 22nd June – Bronze students
Wednesday 10th July –Friday 12th July – Silver students
All students must attend training, practice and qualifying expeditions to complete the unit. These days have already been booked and therefore are non negotiable.
Voluntary service award
Congratulations to our first 5 students of this academic year who have been awarded with their Bronze DofE certificates and pin badges. Two of these students are also nearing completion of their Silver award.
Many more students are close to completing their Bronze awards and we look forward to celebrating their success in the near future.
We are currently recruiting students for both Bronze and Silver DofE and welcome students and parents to our information evening on 9th October at 6pm.
2017-2018 Expedition Highlights