Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Dates for diary: Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award parents information evening Monday 20th March 2017in the Main Hall at 5pm, Tea and coffee will be available.

Bronze and Gold Award enrolment forms need to be in by Friday 17th February 2017. Please hand in forms to Mrs Lambe in the Library. Enrolment forms need to be completed in full by the 17th February, but if the Bitesize Planner is not quite finalised then help will available after half term when we start our DofE sessions.

Gold Award
The Gold Award Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was launched to the Lower 6th on Tuesday 7th February. Letters are on ParentPay for those students who wish to secure a participation place.

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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