DofE Silver Award


DofE Silver Award

As we move into the middle award, students are taken to Dartmoor and Exmoor – two very challenging environments in terms of navigation and endurance should the weather turn nasty!

The next step up from Bronze… you need to be at least 15 to start doing your Silver DofE programme. A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You need to do at least 6 months Volunteering and a minimum of 6 months on either Physical or Skills and 3 months on the other. It’s up to you which one you do for longer.

The Expedition section involves planning, training for and doing a 3 day (2 night) expedition. If you start the Silver without doing Bronze first you’ll have to do an extra6 months volunteeringor doing whichever of the Physical or Skillssections you have spent more time on. 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 set your aims for the sections.

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