Duke Of Edinburgh Award

GET FIT FIRST AID TRAINING TEAM WORK LIFE SKILLS

GAIN CONFIDENCE MEET NEW PEOPLE HAVE FUN MAP READING


Duke of Edinburgh sessions mainly happen on a Wednesday at Horbury Methodist Church. The Duke of Edinburgh Sessions help to develop employability and life skills through a range of activities. Part of the Duke of Edinburgh programme involves young people choosing a specific skill and physical activity to develop over a period of time. Participants also find their own volunteering opportunity as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, which is a great way for young people to explore their interests, meet new people and gain new skills. As part of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards participants choose their teams to plan and go on an expedition. Some of the training participants undertake includes first aid training, map reading and teamwork skills. Duke of Edinburgh is a great way to meet new people, develop confidence and try new experience.

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh 6pm-7.30pm every other week.

Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh 6pm-7.30pm every other week.


Update for last years participants

If you had started your Bronze award last year but were unable to complete your expeditions due to Corona Virus then you have a couple of options.

You can complete your expedition with the new Bronze participants in April 2021, or

If you are wanting to go on to your Silver award you can start the sessions on the 11th November as normal, when it comes to expedition time your Silver practice expedition would be counted as your Bronze qualifier.

This would also be relevant for those wanting to move from Silver to Gold.

Bronze sessions

7th October - Open Evening for new DofE participants and Parents.

14th October - Taster session

21st October - Taster session 2

4th November - Session 1: Expedition Preparation, Bag Packing, route planning

18th November - Session 2: Expedition Preparation, eDofE information – enrolment forms and enrolment fee return (£10) ROUTE ONE COMPLETED

2nd December - Session 3: Expedition Preparation, Emergency Situations

16th December - Christmas joint session (numbers of y.p. and Covid restrictions depending)

13th January - Session 4: Expedition Preparation ROUTE 2 COMPLETED

27th January - Session 5: Expedition preparation, Consent Forms for expedition to be given out

10th February - Session 6: Expedition preparation, route planning ROUTE 3 COMPLETED

3rd March - Session 7: Expedition preparation, route planning, food quiz. Permission slips and monies returned for expedition. Equipment collection for expedition ROUTE 4 COMPLETED

17th March - Session 8: Expedition Preparation. Any outstanding training to be completed.

7th April - First Aid Certified Training. 10:30am until 3:30pm

10th April - Bronze/Silver practice day walk

14th April - Session 9: Expedition Preparation. Any outstanding work on routes to be completed.

28th April - Session 10: Expedition Preparation. Any outstanding work on routes to be completed.

19th May - Collection of expedition equipment.

29th - 30th May - Bronze/Silver Practice Expedition.

5th - 6th June - Bronze Qualifying Expedition.

9th June - Equipment return.


Silver/gold sessions

11th November - Session 1: New programme / expedition dates / eDofE / Enrolment forms.

25th November - Session 2: expedition preparation, planning routes ROUTE ONE COMPLETED

9th December - Session 3: EdofE Update – Enrolment forms and fee (Silver £15 / Gold £20) ROUTE 2 COMPLETE

16th December - Christmas joint session (numbers of y.p. and Covid restrictions depending)

20th January -Session 4: Expedition Preparation, route planning ROUTE 3 COMPLETED

3rd February - Session 5: Expedition preparation, route planning ROUTE 4 COMPLETED

24th February - Session 6: expedition preparation, eDofE updates ROUTE 5 COMPLETED

10th March - Session 7: Expedition preparation, route planning ALL ROUTES TO BE COMPLETED FOR SILVER

24th March - Session 8: Expedition Preparation. Any outstanding training to be completed. (Silver only)

7th April - First Aid Certified Training. 10:30am until 3:30pm

10th April - Bronze/Silver practice day walk

21st April - Session 9: Expedition Preparation. Any outstanding work/training to be completed. (Silver only)

5th May - Session 10: Expedition Preparation. Any outstanding work/training to be completed. (Silver only)

19th May - Gold session 8: Optional catch up for Gold on routes, eDofE queries

26th May - Gold Session 9: DEADLINE FOR COMPLETION OF ALL ROUTES Give out consent forms and information for expedition . Silver collection of expedition equipment.

29th - 30th May - Bronze/Silver Practice Expedition.

4th - 6th June - Silver Qualifying Expedition.

16th June - Silver equipment return.

Remaining Gold sessions.

23rd June - Drop-In Session to finish outstanding sections, return consent forms and monies for expedition. STAFF TO SUBMIT ROUTES

30th June - Equipment Collection for Expeditions.

9th – 11th July 2021: Gold Practice Expedition (Yorkshire Dales)

21st July - Drop-In Session: any questions about the Qualifying Expedition and support with eDofE.

30th - 3rd August 2021: Gold Qualifying Expedition. (Yorkshire Dales)

11th August - Equipment Return & eDofE update.

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