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Services for Young People St Albans and Dacorum Duke of Edinburgh's Award
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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! Come along to the Services for Young People St Albans and Dacorum team's DofE sessions which are held every Monday.
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 valuable skills for life and work.
What's involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award?
At this project we will support you to achieve your Bronze Level Award.
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 St Albans and Dacorum Duke of Edinburgh Award take place?
Every Monday 6.00-8.00pm.
The project's venue alternates between Pioneer Young People's Centre and Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre each week.
Please contact the St Albans and Dacorum team for venue details and 2023 dates.
The Bronze Award expedition will take place 13 - 14th May 2023.
What happens during these evenings?
During the evening sessions you will talk to your co-ordinator about your next steps and any questions 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 will also be available to help 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 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.
You can contact us at any time for further information about this project, but enrolments are only accepted between May and December each year.
Pioneer Young People's Centre is partially wheelchair accessible.
Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
Venue: The venue alternates between Pioneer Young People’s Centre, Heathlands Drive, St Albans AL3 5AY, and Hemel Hempstead Young People's Centre, 1 st Floor XC Centre, Jarman Park, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4JS
Age Range: 14-17
Cost: See description
Days and times:
Every Monday 6.00-8.00pm
Please contact the St Albans and Dacorum team for venue details and 2023 dates
Booking Info: Booking always needed
Contact: Services for Young People St Albans and Dacorum Team, tel: 01442 454060, text: 07860 065195, email: email@example.com, website: click here...