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 session
16/10/2017 Parents introduction to DofE
23/10/2017 Half term
30/10/2017 Planning your sections - Skill/vol/phy
06/11/2017 No session
13/11/2017 Pair setting and team building.
20/11/2017 No session
27/11/2017 Teams, 20 conditions and Aims.
04/12/2017 Map Skills
11/12/2017 Countryside Code
18/12/2017 Health and safety with basic First Aid
25/12/2017 Christmas
01/01/2018 Christmas
08/01/2018 No session
15/01/2018 eDofE
22/01/2018 Compass skills
29/01/2018 Food and cooking
05/02/2018 Food and cooking
12/02/2018 Half term
19/02/2018 Navigation and route planning
26/02/2018 No session
05/03/2018 Expedition kit
12/03/2018 Route card and map checking
19/03/2018 Camp craft
26/03/2018 Camp craft
02/04/2018 Easter
09/04/2018 Easter
16/04/2018 Pre-expedition meeting
20/04/2018 Practice expedition
23/04/2018  No session
30/04/2018 Route planning for Assessed Expedition
07/05/2018 Route planning for Assessed Expedition
14/05/2018 No session
21/05/2018 Uploading assessor reports and evidence
28/05/2018 Half term
04/06/2018 Route card and map checking
11/06/2018 Pre-expedition meeting
18/06/2018 No session
22/06/2018 Assessed Expedition
25/06/2018 No session
02/07/2018 Presenting Group Aims
09/07/2018 No session