It’s time to get off the sofa and get active in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme
The DofE is all about going the extra mile – gaining new skills, pushing yourself physically, helping others and exploring new territories. At the same time, you’ll gather friendships, experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from, as long as you’re in year 9 to age 24, you can choose the activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We know from other participants that the DofE helps you stand out from the crowd when you apply for college, university or jobs.
This year at JoG you can enrol on the Bronze Award in Year 9 and Year 10.
The DofE Leaders are Mr Bilsdon and Miss Lanng. Their job is to ensure you are completing activities and providing support, but also to organise and provide the training for the expeditions. There are 4 activities within each award that require different time commitments:
Volunteering – Helping individuals or charities – Examples: Involved in the Plastic Free Schools, litter picking, working in a charity shop, assisting with a sports club at school, youth leading and scout leading.
Skills – Learning and developing a skill. Examples: a musical instrument, learning to juggle, art and craft to name just some.
Physical – Developing in a sport, dance or any physical activity.
Expedition – 2 days and a night (Bronze) Hiking and camping as small team independently. Training is provided over the school year and the final expedition is completed at the end of the summer term.
Enrolment is NOW! Meetings held Thursdays either after-school or lunchtimes.
To find out more about the award and how to enrol speak to any of the leaders or look out for an email coming your way.