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Services for Young People East Herts Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Bishop's Stortford Young People's Centre

Sport / Outdoor Adventure

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, you just need to be ready to jump into the best time of your life! Get in touch with the Services for Young People East Herts Team to join!

Why should you get involved?
Achieving a Duke of Edinburgh's Award will give you skills, confidence and a view on life that everyone is looking for: from employers to colleges and even universities. It’s also about getting recognised for doing things you want to do - and may even be doing already. Above all, it’s great fun in an environment that will give you the necessary skills for life and work.

What's involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
Ideally you will start off at Bronze Level and work your way through progressively to Silver and even Gold Levels.

What makes up the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?

There are four elements:

  • Volunteering – undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical – improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills – developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition – planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad

When does the East Herts Duke of Edinburgh's Award take place?

6-8pm on a Friday on the following dates:

7 October
2 November
25 November
2 December

What happens during these evenings?
During the evening sessions you will have the opportunity to meet your co-ordinator and discuss any concerns you may have about the DofE award. Time will also be allocated to allow you to add details to the online system, eDofE, which charts your progress and records all your achievements.

Support may also be available to assist you with completing a particular element of your volunteering, physical or skills challenges. For example, you may be able to carry out some cooking or take part in a physical activity. As the expedition season gets nearer, you will also be and shown and taught about items that will prepare you for your expedition section. Usually this will cover the following areas:

  • Navigation and route planning
  • First Aid
  • Map and compass skills
  • Camp craft and field cooking
  • Countryside, Highway and Water Sports Safety Codes
  • Teambuilding activities
  • How to pack an expedition rucksack

How much does it cost?

Enrolment on the Bronze award costs £32, plus an additional fee of approximately £85 for the expeditions.


Started your Duke of Edinburgh's Award but not finished it?

You can complete your award with us - just get in touch to find out more.


Details

Venue: Bishop's Stortford Young People's Centre, 14 Northgate End, Bishop's Stortford CM23 2EU

Age Range: Two age groups: 14-17

Cost: See description

Days and times:
6-8pm on a Friday on the following dates:

7 October
4 November
25 November
2 December

Booking Info: Booking always needed

Contact: Services for Young People East Herts Team, tel: 01992 588220, text: 07860 065173, email: sfyp.eastherts@hertfordshire.gov.uk, website: click here...