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. This letter describes the benefits and how to begin or progress the Award at Beauchamp College.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Drop-in Sessions
Questions? eDofE? Presentations?
Wednesday 6th December.
Every Tuesday from 12th Dec 17.
S16 – Science Room.

Local Volunteering Opportunities

Please click here for current opportunities and ideas

Expedition Programme Dates 2017/18

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Downloadable Documents