Welcome to the D of E Awards programme at Idsall. Click on one of the awards below for more information:
The awards are usually followed by the following pupils although older pupils can access the awards if they wish.
- Bronze award usually followed by year 9 pupils
- Silver award usually followed by year 10 pupils
- Gold award can only be followed by year 12 and 13 pupils
For more information see Mr Hughes, Idsall's Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator.
Please check out the Duke of Edinburgh website for more information using the link below: www.theaward.org
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Idsall
Welcome to the Idsall Bronze Duke of Edinburgh web page. Below you will find information on the award sections, the sign up and registration procedure and key dates for the forthcoming award.
The Bronze award starts with an assembly during the first term during year 9, where pupils will be given a basic outline to what the award involves. Pupils should then go away and research the award to see if they would like to continue.
Pupils should be aware that 2 weekends and the use of activity days in July will be required by all Bronze candidates as well as attending regular session 6 sessions from January until July (please see dates below for further details).
If pupils decide to continue onto the award then an application form can be collected from Idsall's DofE Manager (please note we can run between 1 and 3 groups depending upon numbers and staffing. Unsuccessful students can contact Mr Dave Thorley at Shirehall for more information about completing the award through other providers.
Once the applications have been received; a parental meeting is scheduled for sometime in December and county registration forms along with medical forms are given out and the session 6 training will begin shortly after.
The cost for the award is £65 this cost covers registration, the welcome pack for the Electronic D of E online logbook, petrol and transport costs, equipment use inc gas for trangia cookers and campsite fees.
The award is divided into 4 sections; Expedition, Volunteering, skill and Physical.
The expedition section; which requires the session 6 training is led by Mr Hall. This training includes navigation, countryside code, rucksack packing, food and cooking, campcraft, first aid and route planning and tent pitching etc. This training is compulsory and pupils who miss sessions will not be allowed to continue with the award for safety reasons.
The Physical section and Skill section can be from a range of areas (please see the D of E website) and 1 of these sections must be performed for at least 6 months with the other for 3 months continuously.
The Volunteering or service section again can be from a variety of areas, we do have links with local charity shops and establishments but candidates are encouraged to source their own. Often pupils help with animals or younger children in a variety of ways. We have also had fundraising with pupils collecting money and raising money for a variety of local charities. This section has to be completed for 3 months.
Pupils are monitored and led by male and female staff members who camp on the same campsite during overnight expeditions. Staff are very experienced and always have a first aid trained member of staff on expedition. All expeditions have a leader who is expedition or mountain trained to either BELA, WGL, D of E Supervisor, D of E Assessor or Mountain leader Summer and Mountain leader Winter qualification. For further information please see Mr Hughes, Idsall's Duke of Edinburgh Manager.
BRONZE AWARD EXPEDITION DATES 2020-21
To be confirmed.
Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Idsall
Pupils from year 10 and upwards are welcome to sign up and start the silver Duke of Edinburgh award.
If pupils have completed the bronze award then registration is relatively simple; collect a county form from Mr Hughes, Idall's DofE Manager and return with a payment of £70 to the finance office (this pays for your online E D of E online logbook and welcome pack and also cover all expeditions costs including petrol, campsite fees and equipment during Silver expeditions).
If pupils have not completed the bronze award then they are known as a direct entrant and must complete extra training expeditions and extra time on the Volunteering/Service section. Candidates should again collect a county registration form and return with a payment of £80 to the finance office (this pays for for your online E D of E online logbook, welcome pack, registration with the D of E and also cover all expeditions costs including petrol, campsite fees and equipment during Silver expeditions).
SILVER AWARD EXPEDITION DATES 2020-2021
To be confirmed.
Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award at Idsall
PLEASE NOTE THAT IDSALL ARE NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING A GOLD GROUP