DofE Silver Award

The Silver 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’. The activities students choose to complete can be something they had already used for the Bronze Award, or they can opt for something completely new. This year both the practice and assessed expedition with fall in the same academic year, being held around Easter and the summer. The award has the following components:

  • Out of the three headings listed above two must be carried out for an hour a week for 6 months, and the other for 3 months.
  • A practice expedition and assessed expedition which require them to design a route and menus; walk for three days and camp overnight for two nights.
  • Regular training sessions (these will be held during Tuesday lunch times). These sessions allow the students to develop their skills learnt at Bronze to complete the extended expedition section.
Date Content of session   Silver Pre-Expedition Check List
17/10/2017 No session   Silver Expedition Kit List
24/10/2017 Half term    
31/10/2017 Planning your sections - Skill/vol/phy    
07/11/2017 Forms and grouping    
14/11/2017 Pair/team setting and team building.    
21/11/2017 Teams, 20 conditions and Aims.    
28/11/2017 Sections catchup    
05/12/2017 Map skills    
12/12/2017 Countryside Code    
19/12/2017 Health and safety with basic First Aid    
26/12/2017 Christmas    
02/01/2018 Christmas