Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

At Beauchamp College, there has been an active Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for a number of years across all three levels; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Each level of the Award has four elements that have to be completed typically over three to twelve months depending on the level:

ElementExample
VolunteeringVoluntary work in the local community that could be combined with potential work experience e.g. Teaching, Coaching, Childcare.
PhysicalRegular participation in a sport or fitness activity e.g. Football or Netball Teams/Clubs
SkillsLearn or improve a skill over a period of time e.g. Cooking or Music.
ExpeditionA two to four day walking journey with camping to develop teamwork.
ResidentialGold only. Time away from home meeting new people in a different environment.

Experience tells us that each level of the award provides a young person with new insights into their capabilities and by trying new things it helps confidence to grow plus develop useful skills. The official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website offers a lot more information (www.dofe.org) and if you want to get involved or wish to learn more about continuing the programme email: dofe@beauchamp.org.uk.

AwardCost 
Bronze£310These prices include; DofE Award Registration, Expedition Training/Support and Transport/Accommodation. Excluded is Expedition Food and any personal Expedition Clothing E.g. Walking Boots, Waterproofs. The College can loan out Tents and Rucksacks.
Silver £420
Gold£530

Payment, by 30th January 2018, can be made online via the website and through the Beehive system. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Beauchamp College. Please note that students are to hand their payment to the Student Support Centre (either before school, during break or lunchtime) whereupon a receipt will be given. In the event of your son or daughter being unable to complete the Expeditions, Practice and/or Qualifier a refund will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.


Weekly “Drop-in” Sessions During Term Time & Spring Term Dates

There are regular sessions after College during term time. These sessions are informal and an opportunity to get advice and support on any aspects of completing Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Start times are from 3.00pm and the finish time is 5.00pm allowing Students to “drop-in” when free.

What?When?Where?
Problems with eDofE
or want general advice on
completing your DofE.
DROP-IN SESSIONS
Every Tues 3-4pm (Term Time)
S16 – Science (upstairs)
Completing your Award?
Note: Students will be
specifically invited to attend
DofE GATHERINGS
Wed 24 Jan 8.40-8.50am
Tues 30 Jan 8.40-8.50am
Tues 6 Feb 8.40-8.50am
Refectory
Parents DofE Programme
Update and Information
PARENTS OPEN FORUM
Tues 6 Feb 6.30-7.30pm
Main Hall
GOLD
Expedition Launch Meeting:
Route Planning:
Practice Expedition:
Tues 30 Jan, 3.15-5pm
Tues 20 Feb, 3-5pm
Easter Holidays 26-29 March
S16 - Science (upstairs)
S16 - Science (upstairs)
Snowdonia
SILVER
Expedition Launch Gathering:
Route Planning & Training:
Practice Expedition:
Tues 27 Feb, 8.40-8.50am
Sat 3 March, 9am-5pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs, 17-19 April
Refectory
S16 - Science (upstairs)
Peak District
BRONZE
Update Gathering 1:
Update Gathering 2:
Tues 6 March, 8.40-8.50am
Tues 13 March, 8.40-8.50am
Refectory
Refectory

Local Volunteering Opportunities

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Expedition Programme Dates 2017/18

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Equipment For Sale

Following a review of the Colleges’ DofE Equipment there are some items available for resale. Although they are not new they are unused so in good condition by any previous students. Payment can be made online via the website and through the Beehive system. If paying by cheque, please make it payable to Beauchamp College. Please note that if students hand in their payment to the Student Support Centre (either before school, during break or lunchtime) a receipt will be given.


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