Many young people find achieving a DofE Award life-changing. A fun adventure and major challenge, three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24.

In the last few years, the number of young people participating in the award at Queen’s Road, has increased vastly, with us now having around 150 young people registered last year.

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Skill

The aim of the skill section of the award is to encourage the discovery and development of practical and social skills and personal interests. Participants should follow an activity and show progression and sustained interest over a period of time, leading to a deeper knowledge of the subject and the attainment of an increased degree of skill. At Queens Road we offer various skill groups on a Friday night between September and December each year.

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Physical

The aim of this section is to encourage participation and improvement in physical activity. The Physical Recreation Section offers young people a wide choice depending upon their personal preferences, abilities and the opportunities available. You may already be involved in the activity or the choice could be something entirely new.

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Volunteering

The aim of the volunteering section is to encourage service to individuals and to the community. We are able to offer advice and try to help you to find a placement, or somewhere you can help in the community, but this part of the award is more something for you to do off your own back. You may already have links with an organisation which you could help in, or you may already be helping in the community somewhere, which you could use towards your award.

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Expedition

After Christmas we run our expedition training on Friday nights, where we teach map reading, navigation, camp craft, and walking skills as well as everything else you need to know before doing your expedition. The aim of this section is to encourage a spirit of adventure and discovery by preparing for and undertaking an adventurous journey as part of a team. We run expeditions on separate weekends for each level during the summer. There are two options for your expedition, either walking or cycling!

Bronze

Volunteering

Skill

Physical

Expedition

One section for 6 months and the others for 3 months

2 days, 1 night expedition

Volunteering

One section for 6 months and the others for 3 months

Skill

Physical

Expedition

2 days, 1 night expedition

Silver

Volunteering

Skill

Physical

Expedition

6 months

One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months

3 days, 2 nights expedition

Volunteering

6 months

Skill

One section for 6 months and the others for 3 months

Physical

Expedition

3 days, 2 nights expedition

Gold

Volunteering

Skill

Physical

Expedition

Resdential

12 months

One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

4 days, 3 nights expedition

Residential activity away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.

Volunteering

12 months

Skill

One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months

Physical

Expedition

4 days, 3 nights expedition

Residential

Residential activity away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.