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What is the DofE all about?

A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end.  It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from.  You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there’s more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you’re going for Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).

The best bit is – you get to choose what you do!

Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

If you need any further information, talk to your DofE Leader or, if you’re not sure where you can do your DofE, get in touch with your nearest Licensed Organisation and they’ll be able to help you!

If you’re decided to do your DofE, then find out more info on getting started, choosing your activities and how to complete your DofE and achieve your Award!

If you’re still not sure, take a look at why other people think you should do it!

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Gold   12/06/2013 – 15/06/2012

Bronze – 2013

Silver – 2013

Gold – 04/09/2012 – 07/06/2013

Bronze and Silver : Training included
  1. First aid and emergency procedures.
  2. Awareness of risks and health/safety issues.
  3. Navigation and route planning.
  4. Campcraft, equipment and hygiene.
  5. Food and cooking.
  6. Country code.
  7. Observation, recording and presentation.
  8. Team building.
  9. Proficiency in the mode of travel.

Practise expedition:

Bronze:  60 pupils. Aberaeron and Cilcennin area staying at New Bethlehem campsite. Two days and one night. 11th and 12th May 2013

Silver: 14 pupils. Preseli mountains to Newport to Fishguard, staying at Ty cannol campsite. Three days and two nights. 4th– 6th May 2013


Gold training for the one star canoeing award and expedition:

17 pupils. Once a month for six months at Llandysul paddlers half days and full days training, on the river Teifi and Llandysul training lake.

Core training for canoeing expeditions:

  1. Lift and carry
  2. Launching and disembarking
  3. Loading and storage of kit
  4. Forward paddling
  5. Reverse paddling and stopping
  6. Turning
  7. Moving sideways
  8. Capsize and recovery
  9. Rescues (where craft permits capsize drills)
  10. Rescues (where capsize is not possible)
  11. Towing
  12. First aid/health & safety
  13. Ongoing risk assessment
  14. Equipment
  15. ‘No trace’ camping
  16. First aid and emergency procedures.
  17. Awareness of risks and health/safety issues.
  18. Navigation and route planning.
  19. Campcraft, equipment and hygiene.
  20. Food and cooking.
  21. Country and water sports codes.
  22. Observation, recording and presentation.
  23. Team building.
  24. Proficiency in the mode of travel.
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