DofE Bronze Award
The Bronze award is a minimum of a six month commitment in which the students will need to complete activities under the headings of ‘Skill’, ‘Physical’ and ‘Volunteering’. Towards the summer term, students will also be required to plan and conduct an overnight camping trip. The activities students choose to complete can be something they are already doing (such as football; dance; playing a musical instrument or they can opt for something completely new. The award has the following components:
- Out of the three headings listed above two must be carried out for an hour a week for 3 months and the other for 6 months.
- A practice expedition and assessed expedition which require them to design a route and menus; walk for two days and camp overnight.
- Regular training sessions (these are held afterschool on a Monday 3:15-4:00). These allow the students to gain the skills needed to complete the expedition section.
Moving on up!
Students initially start with a Bronze Award and work up through the Silver and Gold Awards. As they work up, the challenges become longer and the activities change slightly. Pupils will be able to achieve Silver in Year 10 and Gold when they are in Sixth Form.
|Date||Content of sessions|
|06/03/2017||Health and safety with basic First Aid|
|13/03/2017||Group 3 & 5 - Food and cooking|
|20/03/2017||Group 1, 2 & 4 - Food and cooking|
|27/03/2017||Camp craft - your kit and pitching tents|
|03/04/2017||Navigation and route planning|
|24/04/2017||Group 1 – Practice walk|
|01/05/2017||Group 2 – Practice walk|
|08/05/2017||Group 3 – Practice walk|
|15/05/2017||Group 4 – Practice walk|
|22/05/2017||Group 5 – Practice walk|