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
06/02/2017 Countryside Code
13/02/2017 Half term
20/02/2017 eDofE
27/02/2017 Compass skills
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
10/04/2017 Easter
17/04/2017 Easter
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