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At Bronze level, there are four sections to the award (Service, Skill, Physical Recreation and Expedition). The school arranges training (largely on site) in preparation for assessed expeditions. The skills, service and physical recreation sections are arranged by the students themselves with assistance from the school's DofE Coordinator.
Students must complete a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and complete a 2-day (1 night) Expedition. They also need to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections - it's their choice which one and, though they can change their mind later, they should decide which section they want to do for longer at the beginning as this will help them to choose their activities and set goals for each section. Examples of the sort of things that students can complete can be found on the D of E Award website.
The Award itself is respected by educational institutions and employers alike, but, as such, it is demanding on students, who need to be committed and self-motivated. It is important that deadlines are met and communications will be given regularly to students via Form Tutors; we realise that this is not always convenient, so copies of all communications are also posted onto the notice board in school (between the medical room and Pastoral Team offices). It is imperative that the notice board is checked regularly, as no excuses will be accepted for missing deadlines.
Although we are not sure of the exact cost of the expedition for next year (it is dependant on various factors, including location) we expect it be no more than £150 in total. This will include all training (including a first aid course) a practice expedition and an assessed expedition.
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