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The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. Here at Carter Community School we offer a comprehensive and active programme of delivery to our young people. Year 9 pupils are invited to register for the Bronze Award in the Autumn Term and Year 10 pupils are invited to register for the Silver Award. As well as the expedition element, pupils also complete three further sections; volunteering, physical, and skill.  A number of activities are on offer at Carter to help pupils with these requirements such as, litter picking, photography, various sports, drama and music. Pupils enrolled on the award meet regularly each week to learn about the skills necessary to complete an expedition, such as camp-craft, navigation and first aid. The group have three expeditions during the year, a training expedition, a practice expedition and a qualifying expedition. These are often held in The New Forest, The Purbecks and Dartmoor and they will normally cover 15-20 miles over two days. The award is designed to encourage pupils to take responsibility for themselves, in terms of planning, organising and completing the different activities. It broadens horizons and gives pupils the opportunity to try new activities they might not otherwise have tried.

Bronze level

Refer to the following table for the requirements of the Bronze section.

Silver Level

Refer to the following table for the requirements of the Silver section.

eDofE is the Duke of Edinburgh Award tracking facility. It has replaced the old record books.To login to eDofE, click the link below:

eDofE Login

For general information about the Duke of Edinburgh Award, click the link below:

Duke of Edinburgh Award main site


How to Use eDofE

A brief description is given below:

Log in - it is important that you make a note of your login details. These will have been sent to the email address you used on your registration from.
Details - Fill in your contact details.
Timescales - decide the overall timescales. 
My DofE - click on the heading in the left hand column and specify what you want to do for each section. See Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition for details.
Evidence - fill in your Keeping Track booklet for each section, then scan in and submit for approval. Each section must have both participant's and assessor's comments and signatures. When approved, submit each section for approval.

Once all sections have been approved, your D of E is considered complete and is submitted for final sign-off.

When completing each section of your DofE, you should develop a programme which is specific and relevant to you. This sheet gives you a list of programme ideas that you could do or you could use it as a starting point to create a Volunteering programme of your own! 

For each idea, there is a useful document giving you guidance on how to do it, which you can find under the category finder on www.DofE.org/volunteering

It’s your choice…

Volunteering gives you the chance to make a difference to people’s lives and use your skills and experience to help your local community. You can use this opportunity to become involved in a project or with an organisation that you care about. 

Help with planning

You can use the handy programme planner on the website to work with your Leader to plan your activity.

When completing each section of your DofE, you should develop a programme which is specific and relevant to you. This sheet gives you a list of programme ideas that you could do or you could use it as a starting point to create a Skills programme of your own! 

For each idea, there is a useful document giving you guidance on how to do it, which you can find under the category finder on www.DofE.org/skills

It’s your choice…

Developing a skill helps you get better at something you are really interested in and gives you the confidence and ability to use this skill both now and later in life. 

Help with planning

You can use the handy programme planner on the website to work with your Leader to plan your activity

When completing each section of your DofE, you should develop a programme which is specific and relevant to you. This sheet gives you a list of programme ideas that you could do or you could use it as a starting point to create a Physical programme of your own!

For each idea, there is a useful document giving you guidance on how to do it, which you can find under the category finder on www.DofE.org/physical 

It’s your choice… 

Doing physical activity is fun and improves your health and physical fitness. There’s an activity to suit everyone so choose something you are really interested in. 

Help with planning

You can use the handy programme planner on the website to work with your Leader to plan your activity.

Bronze 

Training: 14th-15th October 2017 - Badbury Rings

Practice: 19th-20th May 2018 - Purbecks

Assessment: 16th-17th June 2018 - New Forest

 

Silver

Training: 9th-11th March 2018 - Exmoor

Practice: 27th-29th March 2018 - Dartmoor

Assessment: 29th June-1st July 2018 - Brecon Beacons

To contact the Duke of Edinburgh Manager please email Mr Lea: leaj@carter.poole.sch.uk

Useful Documentation

20 conditions for Expedition.pdf 144KB 20 Conditions for Expedition
Expedition_Kit_List[1].pdf 205KB Expedition Kit List
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