4 Sections of the Award <ul><li>Service – at least 15 hours spread over 3 months </li></ul><ul><li>Skills – learnt over period of 6 months </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Recreation – to gain 24 points (1 hour of activity = 2 points) </li></ul><ul><li>Expedition – 2 day expedition </li></ul><ul><li>Walking – 24Km (15 miles) </li></ul><ul><li>Rural environment </li></ul>
Expedition Equipment. Below is a list of equipment you should take an Expedition . _ Rucksack 50 - 60 litre with frame (max.). This can be provided by the school . _ Sleeping bag, sealed in strong bin liner. . _ Rollmat. . _ Tent. (per sleeping group) This will be provided by the school . _ Survival Bag. These will be provided by the school . _ First aid kit: (triangular bandage/tape/safety pins/personal medicine/antiseptic). . _ Water bottles (2x1litre). . _ Spare plastic bags. .-_ Rubbish Bags . _ Cooking stove (per camping group) This will be provided by the school ._ Fuel bottle (per camping group) This will be provided by the school . _ Spoon, Knife & Fork. . _ Mug. . _ Bowl/Plates. . _ Wash-up kit. . _ Food (details to follow). . _ Whistle. . _ Torch, including spare bulb and batteries. . _ Emergency rations such as chocolate (200g, must be shown at the end of an expedition).
Nower Hill High School . _ Notebook and pencil (works in rain and upside down!). . _ Wash kit/towel/toilet paper- try to get biodegradable /wet wipes. . _ Trousers (lightweight, quick drying - no jeans.) . _ Shirts (wool?)/undershirts . _ Jumpers (wool – 2 thin better than 1 thick)/fleeces . _ Underclothes . _ Socks – very good quality, 1 or 2 fresh pairs per day. . _ Spare clothes, sealed in plastic Personal emergency clothing should be sealed in a plastic bag and ONLY used for emergencies while walking. They can however be used in camp but they MUST not get wet and they must be resealed in the plastic bag while walking. . _ Boots and spare laces (must be ankle supporting with good treads). . _ Gloves – wool? . _ Hat – beanie (wool). . _ Waterproof jacket and trousers . _ Map and map case/bag . _ Compass ._ Cash for phone calls in emergencies Mobile phone (sealed in plastic bag / envelope) Food (will be discussed during nutrition training) Packed lunches for each day. Breakfast for each day Evening meal for each day except last day Snacks / treats
<ul><li>To ensure that the young people are fully trained up </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that parents are fully aware of meet times and locations </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that School and Borough are ‘in the know’ </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure safety of the groups </li></ul><ul><li>To inspire the groups to complete their award </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a ‘team spirit’ of adventure and achievement within our unit at Nower Hill </li></ul>Our role in this:
90% of young people said doing their DofE has given them opportunities to help others. 82% noted their DofE has made them want to continue with volunteering/voluntary activities. 62% feel that doing their DofE has helped them make a positive difference to their local community. 74% of young people said they developed self-esteem. 74% of young people said it allowed them to try activities they would never have tried before. 71% of young people identified improved self-belief. 75% of young people think their DofE Leaders are inspirational. Research by the Pears Foundation, 2009. Collected from 2,233 participants.
Your role in this: <ul><li>The young people need your support to achieve the award (not only with cost, but time and permission!) </li></ul><ul><li>Paperwork needed: </li></ul><ul><li>Consent form/emergency details asap. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Payments: Silver by Fri 18 th March </li></ul><ul><li>Bronze by Thu 7 th April </li></ul><ul><li>3. Day walk permission/DofE day permission. </li></ul>
* Self-belief * Self-confidence * A sense of identity * Independence of thought and action * Respect and understanding of people from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life * A sense of responsibility * An awareness of their potential * New talents and abilities * An understanding of strengths and weaknesses * The ability to plan and use time effectively * The ability to learn from and give to others in the community * New relationships * Skills including problem solving, presentation and communication * The ability to lead and work as part of a team.
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Personal emergency equipment Expedition teams should carry all their equipment and food to enable them to operate in a self-sufficient way. However, there may be some cases when a participant has special needs or circumstances that make it inappropriate for them to carry full camping and cooking equipment and it cannot be carried by the rest of the team. In these cases only, some items may be deposited at the camp sites or agreed check points. Each individual must carry the personal emergency equipment listed below. * Map(s) * Compass (optional at Bronze and Silver) * Watch * Torch and Spare Bulb and Battery * First aid kit * Whistle * Coins/card/Call4Five card for telephone (and/or mobile phone optional) * Notebook and pen/pencil * Spare jumper/sweater * Waterproof jacket/coat * Full water bottle(s) * Emergency contact numbers of Supervisor and Home contact * Extra warm clothing including head gear and gloves (optional at Bronze and Silver) * Waterproof trousers (if appropriate) * Bivvy bag/large poly bag (optional at Bronze) * Food for the day Emergency food rations (optional at Bronze and Silver) * Matches (optional at Bronze and Silver)
# Information on the award scheme in Australia # Information on the award scheme in Canada # Information on the award scheme in New Zealand # Information on the award scheme in Pembrokeshire # Information on the award scheme in Edinburgh # Information on the award scheme in Singapore # Information on the award scheme in Croydon # Information on the award scheme in Netherlands # The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services # Gaisce - The President's Award # USA Duke of Edinburgh's Award A pilot award scheme "for Boys" started in 1956, with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh as chairman. The award borrowed from the Moray Badge, instituted at Gordonstoun School by its headmaster, Kurt Hahn, in 1934, and the County Badge adopted in Moray in 1941. The first Gold Awards were made in 1958, when a parallel scheme "for Girls" was piloted, and the charity was established in 1959. A combined scheme for "Young People" aged 14 to 21 was launched in 1969, and extended to those up to 25 in 1980.