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Gold Duke of Edinburgh'S Award

Start of the autumn term in A3

Pupils enrol and then start to participate in activities for the skill, physical and volunteering sections.

Timescales
  • Skill: 18 or 6 months
  • Physical: 18 or 6 months
  • Volunteering: 12 months (minimum)
  • Residential:  5 days, 4 nights

Time committed must be an average of at least one hour a week to each of the sections during the timescale. NOTE: If you have completed the Silver Award, you are able to cut the 18 months section down to 12 months

Commitment and responsibility

Only the most motivated pupils will complete the Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award and it is through the investment of their own energy, and in showing initiative that they will gain the most from the experience.  The school will support and encourage pupils through the process, however both parents and pupils should discuss involvement with the pupil’s tutor and hsm before deciding to take on the challenge.

Registration

Please complete the electronic consent form so that we can register pupils onto the DofE programme. They will then receive their login details to access their online logbook.

Walking expedition dates 2020-2021

Details of this year's expedition dates can be downloaded below. Please note it is compulsory that pupils wishing to take part in Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award attend the Training & Practice Expedition at the start of the Easter Holidays. The dates for this are:

Training/P​​​ractice Expedition:

Depart – Friday 26 March, 14.30
Return – Tuesday 30 March, 18.00

Qualifying Expedition:

Depart - Sunday 2 July, 10.00
Return - Thursday 6 July, 18.00

Costs:

  • Registration: £29 - added to the Autumn term bill
  • Training/practice expedition: £250 - added to the Spring term bill
  • Assessment expedition: £250 - added to the Summer term bill

Sailing Expedition

The Sailing Training & Practice & Qualifying expedition will be combined at the start of the Easter holidays. The dates for this are:

Depart – Friday 26 March, 10.30
Return – Friday 2 April, 15.00

Costs:

  • Registration: £29 - added to the Autumn term bill
  • Combined expedition cost:  £680 - to be paid by cheque or BACS. Please note, this price may increase if there are fewer than 8 pupils taking part.

More information can be found on the Tall Ships Trust website: https://www.tallships.org who we have organised the trip through.

Canoeing Expedition

Details of this year's expedition dates can be downloaded below. Please note it is compulsory that pupils wishing to take part in Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award attend the Training & Practice Expedition during the May half term break. The dates for this are:

Training/Practice Expedition:

Depart – Tuesday 1 June, 10.30
Return – Friday 4 June, 15.00

Qualifying Expedition:

Depart - Monday 12 July, 10.00
Return - Friday 16 July, 18.00

Costs:

  • Registration: £29 - added to the Autumn term bill
  • Training/practice expedition:  £250 - added to the Spring term bill
  • Assessment expedition: £250 - added to the Summer term bill