DofE Silver Confirmation
I am delighted to confirm that your son has successfully secured a place on the Silver Duke of Edinburgh award programme 2022/23.
We now need to register our cohort for their award which involves them attending a meeting with Miss Bishop and myself in A2.11 (computer room). The date of this meeting will be either Thursday 2nd or Monday 6th February at 3.05pm and will last approximately 1 hour. During this meeting we will help students to register and set up their DofE account.
It is very important that he attends this meeting, as he will not be able to proceed with the award until he has completed his online profile. We will ensure that your son will be told in school which date he is to attend, encourage him to come and see us if the allocated date is a problem in any way.
As previously mentioned, the award revolves around four key areas: physical recreation, developing a skill, volunteering, and partaking in expeditions. 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.
A link to the bitesize planner is below:
This bitesize planner is to help your son organise which activities he is going to complete for his physical, skill and volunteering sections. To pass the programme your son’s will need to organise and participate in the chosen activities for each section, he will be required to work on each section for a minimum of an hour each week. This bite size planner needs to be completed before the meeting in the computer room as they cannot enrol without knowing the activities they are going to complete. There is a list of suggested activities linked below for anyone who is unsure what activities qualify for the different sections. Again, I recommend visiting the DofE website if you are unsure. Your son can bring his bitesize planner into school and show either Miss Bishop or myself for approval before the meeting, if he is unsure, please encourage him to come and discuss this with either myself, or Miss Bishop.
Once your son has completed their on-line enrolment at the meeting, they can start their activities. If they have already started their activities, they will be able to back date up to two months to reflect this achievement.
We will be working with your son to prepare for the expedition section of their DofE award, here are the proposed dates:
- Friday 10th (afternoon/after-school) & Saturday 11th March 2023
- Sunday 2nd (afternoon) to Tuesday 4th July 2023
- Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2023
(These are the new dates due clashes of mock exams and Y11 Prom)
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Mr B Julian
Outdoor Education - DofE Manger