Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is not only a prestigious Award much desired by colleges, universities, and employers. It’s recognition of the huge effort students put in to doing it, the people they help and the skills they learn along the way.

At Nottingham Free School as part of our Extra-curricular programme we offer the Bronze and Silver Award. We are a fully licensed centre and we use Karos Adventure to run our expeditions.

https://www.karosadventure.com

At the moment students in Y9 and Y10 are working towards their, Physical, Skill and volunteering section as well as making preparations for our upcoming expeditions.

Key dates and details for this year are:

Bronze Award

Parent Information Meeting (Date TBC) General information and Q&A for the expeditions.
In School Training (During Personal Development Enrichment Lessons) This session will cover:
  • What Clothing & Equipment you will need.
  • How to pack a Rucksack.
  • What food you will need.
  • Where you will be going – planning your route and your Expedition Aim.
  • What to expect.
2-Day Residential Training (Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 May, 2024 - Beaumanor Hall, Leicestershire) During the training weekend, students will be taught:
  • Navigation – How to read a map.
  • Countryside Code – Rules of the Countryside.
  • Risk Management – Staying safe.
  • First Aid – What to do if something goes wrong.
  • Campcraft & Cooking – Living outdoors.
2-Day Qualifying Expedition (Saturday 8 - Sunday 9 June, 2024 - Peak District) The qualifying expedition will include:
  • 2 days + an overnight camp.
  • 6 hours per day
  • Remotely supervised & assessed by a qualified expedition leader.


Silver Award

Parent Information Meeting (Date TBC) General information and Q&A for the expeditions.
In School Training (During Extra-Curricular time) These sessions will cover:
  • What Clothing & Equipment you will need.
  • How to pack a Rucksack.
  • What food you will need.
  • Where you will be going – planning your route and your Expedition Aim.
  • What to expect.
Navigation Training & Practice Expedition (Friday 7 - Sunday 9 June, 2024 - Peak District) During the training weekend, students will be taught:
  • Navigation – How to read a map.
  • Countryside Code – Rules of the Countryside.
  • Risk Management – Staying safe.
  • First Aid – What to do if something goes wrong.
  • Campcraft & Cooking – Living outdoors.
Qualifying Expedition (Friday 12 - Sunday 14 July, 2024 -Peak District) The qualifying expedition will include:
  • 2 Expeditions, each 3-days with 2 overnight camps
  • 7 hours per day
  • Remotely supervised & assessed by qualified expedition leaders.

May 2024

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