Duke of Edinburgh's Award Update

Gold Award Expedition dates:
Wednesday 6th September - Saturday 9th September.
Dark Peak - Edale.
Payment due in full by 1st September 2017. Consent form & medical form due in by Monday 4th September.

Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October. Snowdonia. Further details will be available in September.

Current Bronze cohort - 2016/2017
As all 29 participants have completed their expedition section it's now time to get the other three Award sections completed.

  • Skill
  • Physical
  • Volunteering
All sections are back dated to September 1st 2016 so participants need a record of what they have done (over three months or six months) any photos for evidence & a completed assessor report. Once uploaded onto their eDofE account it's to be submitted for checking. Take some time over the holiday to organise your eDofE account!

Silver 2017/2018
Any current Bronze Award partisans can enrol onto the Silver Award scheme in October. Participants must have completed their Bronze Award in full. Any student interested in joining as a Direct Enterant onto the Silver Award scheme must see Ms Gentle-Lloyd.

Bronze 2017/2018
A launch assembly is planned for September and enrolment forms will be available for students interested. A parents information meeting will also be arranged (date tbc). Participants who enrol will need to have two of the three sections completed before they can partake in the expedition.

Expedition dates 2018
Proposed dates will be issued as soon as they are confirmed with the school and AAP No Limits.

Any queries, please contact the school in September or current participants can contact me via their eDofE account.

Ms L Gentle-Lloyd
DofE Manager

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Information

Deadline for enrolment is Friday 17th February 2017. Please return your completed enrolment form and Bite Size Planner to Mrs Lambe in the library.
A parents information evening is currently being planned for after half term: Date to be confirmed.

Other Dates for your diary:
Expedition Training: Tue 9th May
Bronze Practice Expedition : Sat 13th – Sun 14th May
Bronze Qualifying Expedition: Sat 20th – Sun 21st May

The training day (9th May) would mean that DofE participants in Year 9 and 10 would be off timetable for that one day.

Break down of Award costs:
The cost of £20 is to cover the £19 enrolment fee to the DofE charity and £1 for administration costs. The £200 is the fee for the Approved Activity Provider 'No Limits' This is a company that specialise in delivering Duke of Edinburgh expeditions. We do not have enough trained staff or equipment to be able to run the expeditions directly as a school.

'No Limits' cost includes:
1 full day training for the students to be prepared for the expedition.
1 practice expedition (two days and 1 night over a weekend) Fully staffed.
1 qualifying expedition (two days and 1 night over a weekend) Fully staffed.
All admin associated with the planning of the expeditions including insurance and risk assessments.
Camp site fees
Qualified assessors to assess the students on their expedition.
Equipment: Group equipment (tents, trangias, first aid kits, emergency shelters) and individual kit if required (sleeping bags, rucksacks, water proofs....)

The only kit that 'No Limits' does not provide are walking shoes/boots which we advise participants to purchase and the travel to and from the expedition site (Lower Peak District area). In the past students have car pooled which worked well.

On completion of the Award, participants will receive a certificate and a badge.

If you have any queries regarding the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award please dukeofedinburgh@ctkcc.co.uk or contact Ms L. Gentle-Lloyd.

The Wider Curriculum

For detailed information about activities available to students in all year groups please open the document below:

The Wider Curriculum 2016-2017

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