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Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award at Baylis Court School provides a balanced programme of activities that develop the whole person in an environment of social interaction and team working.

We offer opportunities for students to gain their Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, application packs can be found in the packs attached at the bottom of this page. 

Please click here for some ideas to help you complete each section. These activities could take place in school as long as they are outside normal lessons. Activities you do outside of school could also count towards the different sections. Choose activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. 

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The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over three months, and one over six months. Although students will be assisted in selecting appropriate activities and monitored throughout the delivery of the Award, completion of these sections will primarily be the responsibility of the students taking part.

Commitment & Cost

Although students will have regular meetings with our DofE Manager Mr Docherty to receive support, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time.

Please ensure that your child is committed to completing all four parts of the Award. If you start the award in September 2019 we would expect you to have completed the Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections by March 2020.

Training Day: Saturday 7th March 2020

Practice Expedition: Friday 8th May 2020 to Saturday 9th May 2020

Assessment Expedition: Thursday 16th July 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020

The cost of registering for Bronze is £190* (includes £21 administration fee), tents and stoves are provided.  Pupil premium students receive a discount, Silver costs £145* if they complete the award you get £50 back this means it is half price. *Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non-refundable.

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The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over 6 months, and one over 3 months.

If your child did not complete their Bronze Award, they are required to do an extra 6 months either volunteering, or whichever of the Physical or Skills section they did for 6 months. To summarise, students who have not completed Bronze will do one section for 12 months, another for 6 months and the remaining one for 3 months. 

Commitment & Cost

Although students will have regular meetings to receive support with our DofE Manager Mr Docherty, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents/carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time.

Please ensure that your child is committed to completing all four parts of the Award. If you start the award in September 2019 we would expect you to have completed the Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections by May 2020.

Training Day: Saturday 7th March 2020

Practice Expedition: Friday 8th May 2020 to Sunday 10th May 2020

Assessment Expedition: Wednesday 15th July 2020 to Friday 17th July 2020

The cost of registering for the Award and for undertaking the Expedition is £250* (includes £21 administration fee). Tents and stoves are provided. Pupil premium students receive a discount, Silver costs £175* if they complete the award you get £50 back this means it is half price. *Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non-refundable.

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The sections must be undertaken once a week. They must spend 12 months on the Volunteering section. For the Physical and Skills section, they must spend 12 months on one and 6 months on the other. If your child did not do their Silver Award, they are required to do a further 6 months on either of the activities they did for 12 months.

To summarise, if students have not completed their Silver Award, they will complete one section for 18 months, another for 12 months and the remaining one for 6 months.  

Students need to speak to Mr Docherty if they wish to complete the Gold Award.

Further information

You can find useful information on the DofE website or on the edofe website, or here: https://www.youtube.com/user/theDofEUK.

You can also contact our DofE Manager, Mr Docherty at ddo@bayliscourt.slough.sch.uk  

In conjunction with BXM: https://www.bxmexpeditions.co.uk/

Please click here for a Kit list from BXM Expeditions

Funding Opportunities

Financial assistance is available to Pupil Premium students, please indicate on the application form. The ramblers trust offer some money to low income families to go towards new equipment, please see contact Mr Docherty if you wish to apply.

Application and Consent Forms 

Bronze Award (Year 9 only)

Silver Award (Year 10 and 11 only)

Consent Form (Word Document)

 

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