If you are in Y10 or above, then come along and join in the fun, excitement and adventure. The awards are challenging, offer new experiences, and are a great addition to your CV. We meet most Sundays from 6.30pm until 8.30pm in the church hall.

Bronze level

We meet weekly to work through and monitor the 4 sections (volunteering, physical, skill and expeditions).

In the autumn term we organise woodwork for the skill section and produce a pencil tidy, a bird box and a bat box. Participants organise their own physical and skill sections.

In the spring term we cover expedition training and take part in orienteering, day walks, a practice expedition and a qualifying expedition. Both expeditions are 2 days walking and an overnight camp, they are a great experience.

Silver level

We meet once monthly, to monitor progress on skill, volunteering and physical sections which participants now undertake independently. In January/February/March we meet weekly to cover expedition training and plan routes for the two May/June expeditions. Expeditions at this level are three days walking with two nights camping.

Gold level

Again we meet once monthly to monitor progress through the award and cover expedition planning weekly in January/February/March. Expeditions are now four days walking and three nights camping, and cover more challenging terrain. In addition candidates must complete a residential project, this involves five days away from home on a purposeful enterprise with people not known to you.

There is a fantastic website, with lots of useful information, which is well worth visiting. For further information contact Viv Howarth on 01942 723478.

Can You Help?

It would be great to have more adults to help to run the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. If you are over 18 years and are interested in becoming a volunteer then please ring Viv on the above number.