Pupils can start their Silver DofE at the start of Year 10. They have weekly meetings after school to organise their personal programme and to train for the expedition component. Pupils will then typically participate in three training days, a three day practice expedition and a three day final expedition. Some pupils take the option of mountain biking or canoeing, instead of walking, for their expedition.
Expeditions and training typically take place on Exmoor and Dartmoor.
We would anticipate the pupils should be able to complete their Silver Award by the end of Year 10. Completing the Silver Award reduces the time needed to complete their Gold Award from 18 months to 12 months.
Any queries about Silver DofE should be directed to Mrs Clewes.
The timescales are given below:
||One section for 6 months and one for 3 months
||3 days / 2 nights
|Pupils who have not completed their Bronze Award must also spend a further 6 months on either their volunteering or the longer of their physical or skills section