DofE Bronze Award
This entry level of the award sees students undertake expedition practice in The Chiltern Hills and expedition assessment in The New Forest.
Both these environments are easy to navigate whilst also allowing students to get the feeling of the outdoors. These are typically held in the summer term of year 10.
You need be at least 14 years old to start a Bronze programme. It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.
Volunteering section: 3 months
Physical section: 3 months
Skills section: 3 months
Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.