Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Year 10 Parents Evening – Thursday 21st September 16:30-17:30 in the Pavilion

Dear parent/Carer,

The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme is a programme of challenging activities that will help develop a young person’s confidence, self-esteem and many other skills and qualities that will benefit them in the future. The award is internationally recognised and is highly regarded by employers and colleges.

At Durrington High we are running the Bronze award for our Year 10 students.
The award is made up of 4 sections, all of which must be completed by the student outside of normal school hours.
Skill: improve on an existing skill or takes up a new one.
Physical: take part in a regular form of physical exercise
Volunteer: carry out regular voluntary work for a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation
Expedition: complete an assessment hike and camping exercise. This will be followed by an unaccompanied expedition on foot (lasting 2 days and 1 night) – we remotely supervise the event.

For the Skill, Physical and Volunteer section, all agreed activities must be carried out regularly for a minimum of 3 months. Students will choose one of these sections to carry out for a further 3 months, so
totalling 6 months for that section.

You will be able to meet the DHS DofE team that lead the award and collect the enrolment forms to sign up your son/daughter. We will outline the training programme (for the Expedition), which will be every Wednesday afternoon (15:15-16:30), and identify the dates for the training hikes, assessments and expeditions.
The registration cost is £120 per student – this covers training and event costs. We provide tents, cooking equipment and maps, and can loan rucksacks. We are limited to 50 student registrations.

Mr S Briscoe & Mr C Davis
D of E Leaders

Please email Mr Briscoe sbriscoe1@durring.com to confirm your attendance.

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