Beauty and the Beast Performance 21, 22 and 23 November. Tickets available from Student Services

D of E

Duke of Endiburgh

 

Joseph Whitaker School’s D of E programme is open to all students from years 9 to 13. Students can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

 

The award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if working towards Gold) – Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.

 

Students will help people or the community, get fitter, develop skills, go on an expedition and take part in a residential activity (Gold only).

 

Please click on the link for information for this years program DofE Launch Presentation October 2018

How do students complete the sections?

Students choose their own activity for each section other than the Expedition. It’s a personal responsibility to find and complete these activities – school can advise students but students must work independently. Each activity must be assessed and signed off by someone qualified in that activity, and who is not a family member.

Course Sections

What’s the cost of doing the Award?

 

For 2019, the cost of the expedition programme is £130 for Bronze and £190 for Silver and £370 for Gold.

 

This includes Training, Practice and Qualifying expeditions, the Log Book, hire of a compass, insurance, and all group equipment. Transport, fuel, food, and personal equipment are not included.

 

Financial support may be available for participants from the Nottinghamshire Award Trust. If this might be helpful, download and complete the application form.

How long does it take?

 

Bronze: minimum 6 months. 2 day/1 night training, 2 day/1 night practice expedition, 2 day/1 night qualifying expedition.

 

Silver: minimum 6 months. 2 day/1 night training, 2 day/2 night practice expedition, 3 day/2 night qualifying expedition.

 

Gold: minimum 12 months. 2 day/1 night training, 3 day/2 night practice expedition, 4 day/3 night qualifying expedition, plus Residential.

 

Latest information on Levels & Timescales on the D of E Website

If you have any questions or queries, please contact Mr Phillips: phillipsc@josephwhitaker.org

 

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Main D of E website

D of E Bronze

 

We are pleased to announce that Bronze 2019 is now under way!

Downloadable Documents

Students who are in current Year 9 will be able to access the Bronze award. This year across all awards we have had over 100 students take part in the prestigious scheme. The scheme promotes self-confidence, self-improvement, team building, time management and many other vital life skills.

 

To get a place on the Bronze Scheme, the initial deposit must be made using Parent Pay and all of the above documents must be returned to Students Services.

 

If you have any questions or queries please contact Mr Phillips: phillipsc@josephwhitaker.org

D of E Silver

 

We are pleased to announce that Silver 2019 is now under way!

Downloadable Documents

We are launching our popular DofE programme for 2019!  Students in current year 10 will be able to access the Silver Award.  Students who are taking part in the current Bronze and wish to take part in Silver 2019 must have completed all four sections prior to registering.

 

This year, across all awards, we have had over 100 students take part in the prestigious scheme. The scheme promotes self-confidence, self-improvement, team building, time management and many other vital life skills.

 

To get a place on the Silver Scheme, the initial deposit must be made using Parent Pay and all of the above documents must be returned to Students Services.

 

If you have any questions or queries please contact Mr Phillips: phillipsc@josephwhitaker.org

D of E Gold

 

We are pleased to announce that Gold 2019 is now under way!

Downloadable Documents

To get a place on the Gold scheme the initial deposit must be made using Parent Pay and all of the above documents returned to Student Services.

 

If you have any questions or queries please contact Mr Phillips: phillipsc@josephwhitaker.org

D of E Awards Presentation

On 21 November we welcomed Olympian Phil Brown to our first Duke of Edinburgh Awards Presentation.  We celebrated the achievement of our fantastic students in completing this prestigious qualification.

 

The evening began with certificate presentation, students then recalled their adventures and trials on the expedition section.  We watched some great videos and listened to their experiences, with the recurring message from all that teamwork and organisation were two of the most important skills that students learnt from taking part in The Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

After this our guest speaker recalled his own personal achievements and how the Duke of Edinburgh Award will help our students stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs and university places.

 

Mr Phil Brown has been a Director for The Duke of Edinburgh Award for twenty five years and is now moving on to new challenges in order to help young people achieve great things.  This was his last appearance for Duke of Edinburgh and we are honoured he chose to spend it with The Joseph Whitaker School.

Congratulations to our students on their achievements.  We couldn’t do all of this without the dedication and commitment from staff, huge thanks to everyone that volunteers their time.  Thanks also to Mr Chris Phillips DofE Co-Ordinator for his excellent organisation and passion for this program.  Lastly thank you to all the parents and carers for supporting your child to achieve.