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Duke of Edinburgh's Award

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Mr Thomas, the Head of Geography and Assistant Head of Blyth house, is also the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leader.

The DofE Award is a programme of personal development that is respected internationally. There are three Awards - Bronze, Silver, and Gold - and at Stradbroke, we offer training for Bronze and potentially Silver if there is a demand. It is entirely voluntary and is pursued in pupils’ free time.

The participants choose one activity under each of the headings: volunteering, skills, physical and expedition.

Participants must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Expedition.

They also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

Volunteering   Physical    Skills          Expedition
3 Months           3 Months    3 Months           Plan,
                                                                    train for and complete a 2 day,
                                                                   1 night expedition

participants must undertake a further three months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section.

Year 10 pupils are offered the opportunity to enrol in the Bronze award.

They undertake their training, on a weekly basis,, on Thursday lunchtimes in the Geography room from October Half Term through to the Easter holidays.

There will be a Navigation Day, a Practice Expedition and the Qualifying Expedition. 

2017-2018 Dates:

Navigation Day: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Practice Expedition: 20th-21st April 2018

Qualifying Expedition: 11th-12th May 2018

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25 participants, the most yet at Stradbroke, set out on their Qualifying Expedition on the morning of Friday 5th June. It goes without saying that it was raining as we left the school and the weather then added a little spice to the mix by throwing in thunder and lightning as the groups got under way.…


Posted on July 9, 2015 at 12:52

Looking Ahead

The annual DofE Taster Days will be available as one of the activities for the Enhanced Learning Day in July 2015. Year 9 students who are considering doing DofE in year 10 are invited to camp overnight, cook a meal and walk about 5 miles to get an idea of what the expedition section of the Award entails.

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:54

News of Bronze 2015

This year we have 26 year 10 students signed up to take their Bronze Award. The numbers are growing each year which is very encouraging.
We are heading out to the area around Thorpeness for a Navigation Day on Monday 9th February and hoping for dry weather!

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 11:49

Bronze Award Group 2015

This year's Bronze participants will be starting their expedition training after the October half term.

Dates for your diary:

Monday 9th February 2015 - Navigation Day on Suffolk coast.

Friday April 24th-Saturday April 25th - Practice Expedition in the Shottisham area

Friday June 5th- Saturday June 6th - Qualifying Expedition

Posted on September 25, 2014 at 9:55


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