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Duke of Edinburgh at Farlingaye

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award has been running at Farlingaye for a number of years now.  Students can start at Bronze level in Year 10 where they undertake a series of activities through the year.  Each student is responsible for organising and completing their Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections.  Training for the fourth section of expeditions is carried out after school and over a weekend.  Following this there are two expeditions in the Suffolk area where students are self-sufficient for two days and one night.  On the completion of the Bronze Award students are able to continue to Silver level in year 11.  Expeditions are more demanding at this level and this year we are visiting the New Forest and the Peak District National Park to complete their Expedition phase.  Once the students are in year 12, they will then have the option to complete their Gold award, training and commitment at this level is much harder with expeditions being held in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.  Please note, it is helpful to have completed all levels of the award, however it is possible to enter directly into silver or gold with no previous experience.  It is essential however, that students who start on a level actually fully complete it before moving onto the next level.

For more information about the award visit www.dofe.org or www.dofe.info or contact Mr T Smith-Howell within school, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/FHSDofE and our DofE facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FarlingayeDofE

 

 BRONZE Information               

Bronze

PDF icon  Activity Log - Physical

PDF icon  Activity Log - Skills

PDF icon  Activity Log - Volunteering

PDF icon  Programme Ideas - Complete Brief

Go Explore Kit List

Bronze Future Key Dates

Event Date Venue Time
Bronze Training Weekend & Parent Evening Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February 2024 6th Form Area/Tech Block 09.00: - 17:00
Bronze Practice Expedition 1

Saturday 27th April 2024 to Sunday 28th April 2024

Suffolk 2 Days

Bronze Practice Expedition 2

Saturday 4th May to Sunday

5th May 2024

Suffolk 2 Days

Bronze Route Planning for Qualifying expeditions

TBC May 2024

TBC May 2024

TBC May 2024

 

Tech block

Tech block

Tech block

3.30 - 17.00

3.30 - 17.00

3.30 - 17.00

Bronze Qualifying Expedition 1 

Saturday 8th June to

Sunday 9th June 2024

Suffolk 2 Days

Bronze Qualifying Expedition 2 

Saturday 15th June

to Sunday 16th June 2024

Suffolk 2 Days

 

 SILVER Information

silver

PDF icon  Activity Log - Physical

PDF icon  Activity Log - Skills

PDF icon  Activity Log - Volunteering

PDF icon  Programme Ideas - Complete Brief

Recommended DofE Silver Kit List

Silver Future Key Dates

Event Date Venue Time
Silver Route Planning for Practice Expedition and Parent Evening Saturday 7th October 2023 Tech block 10.00 - 17.00
Silver Practice Expedition Saturday 20th October to Sunday 22nd October 2023 Ashdown Forest 3 Days
Silver Route Planning for Qualifying Expedition Saturday 11th November 2023 Tech block 10.00 - 16.00

Silver Qualifying Expedition

Friday 28th June to Monday 1st July 2024 Peak District 4 Days

 GOLD Information          

gold

PDF icon  Activity Log - Physical

PDF icon  Activity Log - Skills

PDF icon  Activity Log - Volunteering

PDF icon  Programme Ideas - Complete Brief

 PDF icon  Recommended DofE Gold Kit List

Gold Future Key Dates

Event Date Venue Time
Gold Training Weekend & Route Planning for Practice Expedition Saturday 20th January to Sunday 21st January 2024 Butley Village Hall 2 Days
Gold Practice Expedition

Friday 29th March to

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

Yorkshire Dales 5 Days
Gold Route Planning for Qualifying Expedition TBC TBC TBC
Gold Qualifying Expedition  Friday 12th July to Wednesday 17th July 2024 Lake District/North Wales 6 Days