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Year 9 +

You can start working towards your Bronze Award from the beginning of School Year 9.

There are 4 sections to the award, volunteering, physical, skills and an expedition section. 

Three parts of the programme, volunteering, physical and skills, each require a minimum of three months to complete, whilst the expedition involves planning, training for and undertaking a two-day (one night) expedition. 

Participants must also decide whether to spend a further three months on the volunteering, physical or skills section. The decision is entirely theirs. It must be made at the start but can be reviewed later. 

For the expedition section participants will form teams of between four and seven. Each team is supported by a volunteer group leader and all teams are overseen by the DofE Manager. 

Whilst participants will be required to acquire some kit like waterproofs, boots and clothes. This centre hires out tents, rucksacks, stoves, sleeping mats to those who need it.

The Bronze award is a wonderful experience, over the time of the award the participants develop team-building skill, demonstrate commitment, learn new skills and most importantly have fun. 

Volunteering Section

3 Months duration

Minimum 1 hour per week

Log to be kept on eDofE

Physical Section

3 Months duration
Minimum 1 hour per week
Set a goal to measure progress against
Log to be kept on eDofE

Skills Section

3 Months duration
Minimum 1 hour per week
Set a learning goal to work towards
Log to be kept on eDofE

Expedition Section

Two days walking (one-night camping)

Practice and Assessed expeditions required

Training provided

  • First Aid

  • Navigation

  • Campcraft

Must meet the Expedition Aim and Rquirements

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