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Duke of Edinburgh Award - Bronze, November 2021

 

Dear Parent,                                                                                                            

Every year the school offers students the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. The award offers young people the chance to develop their individual, team and social skills. It also gives participants a chance to make a difference in their community. As such, it is highly regarded by colleges, universities and employers. 

There have been necessary changes to some of the details of how D of E will be operating this year to ensure that students can safely undertake the different aspects of the programme in these exceptional times. Despite these changes, students will still have the opportunity to take part in a life-forming experience and to achieve their full award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze level. They involve: helping the community/environment; becoming fitter; developing new skills; and planning, training for and completing an expedition. More information about the award can be found on the D of E web site www.dofe.org. I strongly recommend visiting the web site for further information. 

If your son is interested in completing his D of E award, please view the video below for more details.

 

The cost for the whole Bronze package is £80 (PP student funding £40). This includes registration with the official body; a D of E information pack; a discount card for outdoor clothing shops; expedition training; and a two-day assessed expedition.

 

Students will need to be available on the following dates:

  • Expedition training weekend: Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February 2022 
  • Assessed expedition: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022

If you wish your son to take part please fill out and return the Interest form below by Wednesday 12th November 2021.  

D of E Bronze Interest Form

If the demand for this year's D of E cohort is very high, priority will be given to year 10 students to ensure they have the time to complete it.

Once a place has been allocated to your son, this will appear on your parent pay to make payment. Payments need to be made no later than Friday 26th November 2021. Once payment has been made, your son will be issued with an enrolment pack, a bite-size planner and sent a D of E welcome pack.

Should you have any other queries about the award, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Mr B Julian

Head of Outdoor Education – D of E Manger

b.julian@knbs.co.uk