Duke of Edinburgh Award

Programme Launch

At Judgemeadow Community College, there has been an active Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for a number of years.

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Experience tells us that each level of the award provides a young person with new insights into their capabilities and by trying new things it helps confidence to grow plus develop useful skills. The official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website offers a lot more information https://www.dofe.org/ and if you want to get involved or wish to learn more about continuing the programme email: ian.coward@beauchamp.org.uk.

 

 

Expedition Programme Dates 2018-19

Bronze

training and practice expedition
Location Parents Drop Off Itinerary Parents Collect
Judgemeadow Community College 4th May 2019 @09.00 Judgemeadow Community College

Day 1: Training

Day 2: Practice Expedition

5th May 2019

@16.30 Judgemeadow Community College

route planning

Completed during Training
Qualifying expedition
Location Parents Drop Off

Itinerary

Parents Collect
Rutland 1st July 2019 @09.00 (location TBC)

Day 1: Qualifying Expedition

Day 2: Qualifying Expedition

2nd July 2019 @9.00 (location TBC)

Silver

training and practice expedition
Location Parents Drop Off Itinerary Parents Collect
Shropshire Hills

23rd April 2019 @07.00

Judgemeadow Community College

Day 1: Training

Day 2: Practice Expedition

Day 3: Practice Expedition

25th April 2019 @19.00 Judgemeadow Community College
route planning
Judgemeadow Community College Room ICT2 1st May 2019 @15.00 Judgemeadow Community College After College Session 1st May 2019 @18.00 Beauchamp College
qualifying expedition
Location Parents Drop Off Itinerary Parents Collect
Peak District

4th July 2019

@ 07.00 Judgemeadow Community College

Day 1: Qualifying Expedition

Day 2: Qualifying Expedtion

Day 3: Qualifying

Expedition

6th July 2019

@ 19.00

Beauchamp College

To help plan and prepare for the expeditions we have put together an Information Pack with useful tips and information. It can be downloaded here.

Local Volunteering Opportunities

Below is a list of organisations that are in partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme offering participants the opportunity to volunteer their time.

 

Scouts

Website: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search?cat=9,98

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: 14

offers Young Leader roles, supporting in running the groups

 

St Johns Ambulance

Website: https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/volunteer.aspx

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: 10

Allows young people to volunteer at community things and learn first aid

 

Sue Ryder

Website: https://www.sueryder.org/

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: 16

Roles include: retail

 

UK Youth Parliament

Website: http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/elections/northern-ireland/stand

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: 11

Anyone aged 11-18 can stand as an MYP

 

Vinspired

Website: https://vinspired.com/

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: 14

Roles include: Journalism, retail, fundraising and customer service

 

Vista

Website: http://www.vistablind.org.uk/join-our-team/volunteering-vacancies/

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: contact for details

retail, admin, social groups and fundraising

 

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Website: https://www.lopc.co.uk/about/get-involved/volunteering-lopc/

Available in the City only, minimum age requirement: 14

Summer 2019. Must commit to at least 1 full week. 9 weeks available. Supporting leaders of activities, admin, housekeeping and safety on site

 

Age UK

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/

Available in the City and County, minimum age requirement: 16

Retail, befriending, admin, campaigning and fundraising

 

The Real Junk Food Project (Leicester)

Website: https://realjunkfoodleicester.org/how-can-you-help/

Available in the City only, minimum age requirement: 16

(Under 18s need parental consent) Café support (catering and hospitality), food collection,

 social media, event, promotion and marketing, art and design, admin and fundraising