Duke of Edinburgh's Award

doeSince the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award began in 1956, it has been inspiring, guiding and supporting young people in their self-development, whilst helping them to recognise their achievements. Last year we had over 90 students take part in the award in either bronze or silver with the highest attendance and pass rate in all of Kirklees.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an important part of any Schools’ extracurricular activities and young people can do programmes at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold. Participants achieve their Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if they’re going for Gold). They’ll find themselves helping people or their community, getting fitter, developing skills and enjoying the adventure of an expedition. For students at Salendine Nook, they have the opportunity to complete the bronze and silver award so they are ready for the gold award when they leave us at the end of year 11.

A Duke of Edinburgh's Award is so much more than a 'pat on the back' for completing their activities. It is recognition of a young person’s successful journey of self-discovery and development.  Its balanced programme develops the whole person - mind, body and soul, in an environment of social interaction and team working.

Achieving your Award is an adventure from beginning to end and the expedition section can give you some of your most memorable experiences!  There’ll need to be between four and seven of you in an expedition team.  With your team, you’ll plan an aim for your expedition, decide on your location and do lots of fun training to make sure you’re fully prepared and know what you’re doing!  A qualified supervisor will work with your team to organise all of this and help you plan your expedition.  

Once you’ve done the preparation the fun starts when you go out and do a practice and a qualifying expedition.  Once you’ve completed your final expedition you’ll give a presentation about your adventures and achievements.  The whole experience will give you laughs, arguments, joy and frustration along the way.  But, by the end, you’ll have better team and leadership skills, not to mention more confidence and lots of great memories!
The total cost of the DofE in school will be £140 for bronze and £171 for Silver, which includes DofE entrance pack (required for edofe), training for expedition and assistance with skill/volunteer/physical sections, equipment and resources. Running and admin costs have been included in the price.

To book a place please log onto parent pay and complete the necessary payment. There is a facility for participants to pay the remaining balance in instalments if you wish, if you choose this method of payment please advise the School on ParentPay and secure your place with a non-refundable deposit of £25. Places are limited though and participants will be accepted on a first come basis

Payment schedule is below:

Initial Deposit: 1st March: £25 (Non Refundable)
28th March: £60 Bronze / £80 Silver
24th May: £100 Bronze / £120 Silver
19th July: £140 Bronze / £171 Silver

Most students will be completing the bronze and older students who have completed the bronze may complete the silver.

Bronze or Silver Package

Expedition Training – The training covers all aspects of the expedition, including equipment, camp craft, catering, navigation, first aid, safety and route planning. It will take place at school starting after the Easter break. Students will need to attend 1 training session per week throughout the summer term so they cover all the necessary areas.

Practice Expedition - Fully-supervised Practice Expedition over 2 days in an area providing similar conditions to your Qualifying Expedition.
21st – 22nd September: Silverwood (Silvers include 20th Sept)
Meet at 8.30 - SCS Car Park Leeds Road Retail Park Leeds Road Huddersfield  HD1 6PF
Participants to be collected the following day at approx. 17.00

Qualifying Expedition - Fully-supervised Qualifying Expeditions, assessed by our team of accredited assessors. Qualifying Expeditions meet all the 20 conditions laid down in the DofE Handbook.

19th – 20th October – Blackhills/Upwood (Silvers include 18th Oct)
Meet at 8.30 - SCS Car Park Leeds Road Retail Park Leeds Road Huddersfield  HD1 6PF
Participants to be collected the following day at approx. 17.00

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