Presentation on theme: "Welcome! Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Mrs Knight."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome! Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award Mrs Knight
What does the Award involve? Each young person must choose one of the following sections to be followed for 6 months, and the other 2 sections for 3 months. volunteering physical skill They must also complete an expedition.
Volunteering Undertaking a service for an individual or for the community. Eg, helping to coach mountain biking. being a weekly visitor to an older person Helping out a a radio station being a Cairngorm National Park Junior Ranger
Physical Improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities Eg, mountain biking with friends and learning how to do jumps playing in golf competitions go to the swimming pool every week learn to ride a horse
Skills Developing practical and social skills, and personal interests Eg, learning the bagpipes maintaining a pond in the garden and learning about pond life. joining the school choir
Commitment for sections It is important to point out that it is the individual pupil’s responsibility to plan, organise and keep up their three chosen sections out of school time. They will also be responsible for collecting required evidence for each section from a named person, and uploading this to their online D of E profile. Although school staff will support pupils in making choices for their sections, it then becomes the pupil’s responsibility to complete these sections.
Expedition The young person must also plan, train and complete an adventurous journey. They will train, travel and camp in small groups of 4-7 pupils. The journey must take 2 days, with one night’s camp. This expedition will take place within the Strathspey area.
Training Training will take place in school on Tuesday lunchtimes (the day could be changed on discussion) and on some Friday afternoons. Training will be delivered by qualified staff and will include all aspects of the expedition including navigation and route-planning, campcraft and first aid. Participants are expected to attend all training sessions. This is on a 2 strikes and you are out basis unless not in school.
Pupils must complete one practice journey, one practice expedition and one qualifying expedition. The qualifying expedition will be assessed by an accredited assessor.
Pupils will be expected to be dropped off at their start point and picked up at the end of their expeditions. It is expected that pupils will be able to share lifts as much as possible and these points will be made as local as we can. Pupils will be expected to provide their own food and drink for the expeditions, and for camp food training within school. Pupils will be asked to pay for fuel for the camping stoves.
What will the Award cost? There will be a £18 fee to cover registration and training materials. There may be additional costs depending on the activities chosen activities, eg, first aid course, music lessons. Pupils will be expected to provide the following for their expeditions: Sleeping bags and mats One first aid kit per group Camp stove fuel Transport for themselves to and from expeditions Food
What commitment is needed by the pupils? Pupils must attend all meetings unless absent from school. Pupils must be responsible for organising and keeping up with their chosen skill, physical activity and voluntary work. Pupils are responsible for keeping up to date with their logbook. Pupils are responsible for sourcing any equipment that the school is not able to provide. Pupils must be polite and cheerful as much as possible!
Why is the Duke of Edinburgh Award useful? Personal Development Learn new skills and gain new experience Increase confidence Help others Excellent addition to CV Advantage over other candidates for jobs or courses. Make new friends Chance to progress to Silver and Gold Awards.
There are 3 levels of the D of E Award: Bronze – the young person must be 14 years of age to start. Silver – the young person must be 15 years of age to start. Gold – the young person must be 16 years of age to start.
What happens next? Pupils have been issued with a letter. If they would like to put their name forward for the Award, they should return the reply slip on the letter to Mrs Knight ASAP. We will let everyone know who are in the final groups next week.