Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a high quality, enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development activities for young people aged 14 – 25.
Bronze Award for Year 10
102 students are working their way through their physical, skills and volunteering sections for either 3 or 6 months. We love hearing about your experiences, so please do keep your DofE Leaders updated with all the good work you are doing!
Our expedition weekend is Friday 5 May - Sunday 7 May 2023, and in preparation for this students have three compulsory meetings after school, 3 - 4pm in the dining hall, on the following dates:
- Tuesday 21 February - Kit Packing (ran by Wildside Outdoors)
- Tuesday 7 March - Food Planning meeting
- Tuesday 21 March - Navigation (ran by Wildside Outdoors)
There will be a final meeting after the Easter break on Tuesday 2 May to ensure all groups know the final details for the expedition weekend. A letter will also come out closer to Easter to confirm this.
Please can all parents/ carers of Year 10 students on the Bronze Award ensure they have completed the medical form and the Operoo form as soon as possible. The deadline for the final payment for the Award is Friday 25 February 2023.
Silver Award for Years 11 and 12
We are really pleased to be supporting 16 students across years 11 and 12 with their Silver award. As well as completing their three sections, they will have a practice expedition in the beautiful Chiltern Hills and a qualifying expedition in the Peak District to look forward to.
On Tuesday 7 February, all students met to complete some team building tasks, and run through the kit required for the expedition.
We will have a second meeting prior to the practice weekend on Tuesday 14 March, 3 - 4pm in A6, to plan group food.
The practice weekend will run from Friday 24 March to Sunday 26 March in the Chiltern Hills. Students will need to arrive at school fully packed for the expedition. We will meet in Desborough Hall to perform a kit check before leaving to walk to Braid Wood campsite. After some navigation and tranga training, students will camp on the Friday night before leaving for a walk around the Chesham area. They will camp on Saturday night and on Sunday walk back to Tring School, where they can be picked up in the afternoon.
Please can all parents/ carers of students on the Silver Award ensure they have completed the medical form and the Operoo form as soon as possible.
Wildside Outdoors will provide tents, Trangia stoves, stove fuel, maps of the area and compasses. This equipment will be split between team members to be carried throughout the expedition. Students should ensure they keep room in their rucksack for shared group kit. You can find a list of personal kit that you will need to obtain at this link: https://wildsideoutdoors.co.uk/expedition-guide/personal-expedition-kit-not-provided-by-wildside/
Please don’t feel like you need to head out and buy new equipment. Tring School has a small supply of items that we can loan if needed. Remember, you can use the DofE card you will have received in your welcome pack to get a discount at a range of outdoor stores. If you have not received this, please get in touch and we can reissue one.
|Duke of Edinburgh||Date|
|How to pack your rucksack||09th Feb 2023||Download|
|Eating on your expedition||09th Feb 2023||Download|
|Programme ideas: Volunteering section||09th Feb 2023||Download|