D of E
The D of E scheme at Worthing High was re-launched on the 7th September 2017.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an opportunity for all students in years 10 (September 2017) and year 9 (September 2018) at Worthing High to get involved in a range of different activities, some of which you may already be participating in to develop skills and gain national recognition for their achievements. Not only does it look great on a CV and is something that college and employers look for when recruiting, but it also gives you the opportunity to try new things and is good fun.
Worthing High School has previously been running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme for 2 years and has had total of 25 students enrolled on the Award at Bronze and Silver level. Now the award is open to all year 10 students for Bronze for 2017/18 and will be open for year 9 at Bronze level from September 2018. This also means once the year 9 have finished their Bronze Award in 2019 they will be able to take up the Silver Award in September 2019 when they are in Year 10.
Click on the links to find out more about the Bronze, Silver and Expedition sections of the award.
The Bronze level of the Award is open to all year 10 students for 2017/18 and consists of 4 different sections which need to be completed before the level can be awarded. Students must choose a skill, a physical activity, undertake some voluntary work and complete a 2 day expedition over the South Downs.
For your volunteering, skill and physical you need to undertake 2 of them for 3 months and the third for 6 months. You decide which section you want to spend the most time on. These activities can be things that you are already doing or you can try something completely new to you, the only limit to the activities is your imagination.
We enrol for Bronze level in September of Year 10. If you are in year 10 and interested in taking part in the Award, please email DofE@worthinghigh.net for more information.
The expedition is the section of the Award that will give you the most memories – both good and bad! You will be challenged, have to learn new skills and as a team take responsibility for you actions and decisions while out walking with your team.
For your Bronze award you will be trained during after school sessions on a Thursday in navigation, first aid, kit, food, stoves and everything else that you will need to know before we let you loose in the countryside. After your training you will complete a 2 day 1 night practice expedition in April/May and then your qualifying expedition will be the same duration but in June or July. Both of these will be on the South Downs.
For the Silver which starts in September 2019 you again will have to complete a practice and qualifying expedition but they will be for 3 days and 2nights. Your practice will be in Ashdown Forest and your qualifier will be in the New Forest.
There are a number of useful documents that are available at the bottom of the page for you to use in the planning of your expedition including a kit list, all the dates for D of E drop in training sessions and expedition dates, menu plans, route cards and the 20 conditions that each expedition has got to meet.
There is also a lot more information on the expedition section of the DofE website.
The Silver level of the Award is open to anyone in Year 10 (September 2019) that has already completed their Bronze level or would like to be a direct entrant. The sections are the same as those for Bronze, but the timescales are longer.
You will need to undertake a volunteering placement for 6 months, a minimum of 6 months on your skill or physical and 3 months on the other. Again it is up to you which activity you take on for the longer period of time (direct entrants will take 12 months). The expedition will be for 3 days and 2 nights camping. For the practice expedition we will be in Ashdown Forest and for your assessed we will be in the New Forest.
Please email DofE@worthinghigh.net if you are interested in starting your Silver award in September 2019.