Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards – Bronze And Silver

The DofE at St Joseph’s provides a balanced programme of activities that develop the whole person in an environment of social interaction and team working.

We offer opportunities for students to gain their Bronze and Silver Awards, full details of each level can be found in the packs attached at the bottom of this page.

Bronze DofE Award

Timescale

The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over three months, and one over six months. Although students will be assisted in selecting appropriate activities and monitored throughout the delivery of the Award, completion of these sections will primarily be the responsibility of the students taking part. 

Commitment & Cost

Although students will have regular meetings to receive support, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time.

 

Silver DofE Award

Timescale

The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over 6 months, and one over 3 months.

If your child did not complete their Bronze Award, they are required to do an extra 6 months either volunteering, or whichever of the Physical or Skills section they did for 6 months. To summarise, if they have not done Bronze, they will do one section for 12 months, another for 6 months and the remaining one for 3 months.

Commitment & Cost

Although students will have regular meetings with our DofE Manager to receive support, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time.

Further information

You can find useful information on the DofE website or on the edofe website, or here: https://www.youtube.com/user/theDofEUK.

You can also contact St Joseph’s DofE Manager at m.prince@st-josephs.slough.sch.uk

We would recommend precautionary measures against possible insect bites / Lyme disease such as DEET use, wearing full leg covers, clothing tucked into socks, tents zipped up.  For more information please look online.

 

Links to funding opportunities

Financial assistance is available. Please indicate on the application form, however we encourage participants to apply to the foundations below.

https://www.smrfmaidenhead.org.uk

http://www.cookham.com/cookhamnow/clubssocieties/welfaretrust/welfaretrust.htm

http://www.linkfoundation.co.uk

 

Promotional videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCabpshfMtc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfAS2rLdJKg

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