Sir Graham Balfour School

A member of the Sir Graham Balfour Multi-Academy Trust

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Welcome to page offering more information on possibly taking your first steps in completing your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. On this page is more information on how to go about completing your Bronze Award. The Video below.

 

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Below is a presentation further explaining the different sections, and how long you will be spending on each section:

 

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Your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award can be started in the Academic Year you turn 14 (Year 9). As explained on the presentation and the previous page, there are four sections to be completed for your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award – for each section you will need to participate for an hour a week, for the number of months shown below:

Level

Physical

Skill

Volunteering

Expedition

Residential

Notes

Bronze

3 Months

3 Months

3 Months

2 Day with 1-night camping

 

1 Section has to be completed for 6 months

 

Expedition

At Bronze level, we will be doing a 2-day walking and 1 night camping Expedition. At Bronze level, it is typical this section is done by foot/walking but there are other options available. Currently, we have employed the use of a local training provider to complete the Expedition Section, and the price of the Expedition section and enrol to the Duke of Edinburgh Award is included in the price.

At Bronze Level, we current offer the Expedition weekend as:

  • Training Weekend
  • Qualifying Weekend

Typically, this section is done by foot/walking but there are other options available, and you will be walking in a group which consists of between 4-7 people. The expedition must be completed by your own physical efforts, with minimal external interventions and without motorised assistance (special cases will be addressed on a case by case basis) (and the weekends cannot be split up into small), and all groups are remotely supervised by members of the training provider and by Sir Graham Balfour Staff. On the Qualifying weekend, you will be assessed by the Duke of Edinburgh Award 20 conditions

 

If you have any question, please read our FAQ  document or alternatively please contact the school at dofe@sigrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk or visit the Duke of Edinburgh website www.dofe.org

For the Physical, Skill and Volunteering, please refer to the information above (for the length of each section) and the information on the first page about ideas you could do for your Physical, Skill and Volunteering.

Address

Sir Graham Balfour School
North Avenue
Stafford
ST16 1NR

For Sat Nav directions:

ST16 1NJ

Phone

01785 223490

Email

office@sirgrahambalfour.staffs.sch.uk