The School has their own licence to run Duke of Edinburgh and the group meets every Wednesday night from 7pm to 9pm. Usually in the school but sometimes outside during the summer months.
Talking of Expeditions….
If you want to do an expedition at ANY level of the Award, then now is the time. Remember though that you MUST be involved in all aspects of planning the expedition, so for Bronze you need to be attending on Wednesday evenings at least 6 weeks before the expedition. For Silver and Gold, it is longer.
Need an expedition to complete your award?
If you haven’t attended for a while and you want to do a Silver or Gold expedition this year, please let us know as early as possible so we can plan what we are doing and where. Remember, for Gold we need to have routes completed and submitted THREE MONTHS before the expedition date!
There’s LOADS of other stuff going on on Wednesday evenings.
Expedition training sessions, including: First Aid, Food, Nutrition & Cooking, Navigation, Teamwork & Communication, and more…!!
A respectful reminder:
DofE starts at 7pm and finishes at 9pm. Please don’t be late as this disrupts sessions that have already started and do not leave early without the express permission of a leader.
Keep your eDofE up to date!!
Remember that you can update your eDofE records at any time and from anywhere. Just log in to www.edofe.org to add to your planning or update your progress and add evidence, press ‘submit’ and we will do the rest. Everything is recorded on eDofE now so this is really important.
Struggling for something for your Volunteering section? Why not join us as a young leader? It’s a great way to complete your volunteering section and you’ll be helping us to deliver DofE to more young people. If you are interested please drop in on a Wednesday evening or send us an email to DofE@elya.co.uk
To Nicolle & Fiona on achieving their full Gold Awards! They were presented with their award by HRH Prince Philip at St James Palace, London, in November. Francesca & Farah have also completed their Gold Awards and are just waiting for a date to go to the Palace.