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 Evening Monday 7 March 17:00-18:00

1-day In-School Training Saturday 19 March (times TBC)

  • 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 (Sat 7 - Sun 8 May)

  • 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 (Sat 25 - Sun 26 June)

  • 2 days + an overnight camp.
  • 6 hours per day
  • Remotely supervised & assessed by a qualified expedition leader.


Silver Award

Parent Information Evening (Monday 7 March details TBC)

In-School Training & Planning Workshops (Saturday 19 March)

  • Equipment & Rucksack Packing
  • Food & Menu Planning
  • Route Planning and Expedition Aim
  • Expectations

Training (Sat 7 - Sun 8 May)

  • 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

Practice (Fri 24 - Sun 26 June) & Qualifying Expeditions (Fri 15 - Sun 17 July)

  • 2 Expeditions, each 3-days with 2 overnight camps
  • 7 hours per day
  • Remotely supervised & assessed by qualified expedition leaders.

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