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Update from DofE during the coronavirus

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards – Bronze and Silver

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognised award scheme for young people, with higher education establishments regarding it extremely highly when accompanying an application to university.

The DofE at Marlborough provides a balanced programme of activities that develop the whole person in an environment of social interaction and team working. We offer opportunities for students to gain their Bronze and Silver Awards.

The award has many benefits for young people taking part. It will help them to develop:

  • Self-belief
  • Self-confidence
  • A sense of identity
  • Independence of thought and action
  • Respect and understanding of people from different backgrounds, cultures and walks of life
  • A sense of responsibility

Students will be required to arrange and carry out activities for the Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections outside of school while their progress must be tracked online via their online eDofE account or by downloading the eDofE app.

Every student enrolled on the award will have a login. To complete the award an assessor’s report must be written as evidence for each section.

The Expedition section of the DofE Awards will be solely run by an outside provider. BXM Expeditions are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Participants need to make their own travel arrangements to and from the Expedition. Further details will be provided nearer the time.

Marlborough CofE School - DofE Presentation


Important Dates

Parents Information Evening

Tuesday, 14th January, 6pm in the Dining Hall: An information evening with DofE and BXM Expeditions.

Training Day with BXM Expeditions

Saturday, 18th January, 9 am–4 pm at the MEC, Marlborough School: BXM Expeditions one-day training for Bronze and Silver participants. All students must be available to attend. Students will need to bring a packed lunch.

Expedition Dates with BXM Expeditions

Students must be available to attend. Training, practice and assessed qualifying expeditions are all required to complete the award.

Bronze

Due to the COVID-19 situation we have postponed the Bronze Expedition dates to the new academic year.

DATES AND TIMES ACTIVITY DROP OFF POINT CAMPSITE COLLECTION POINT
10am Sat 05 Sep - 15:00 hrs Sun 06 Sep 2020 Trial Bibury Lay-by, Post code of Grove farm GL7 5NT (Lay-by is 500 on the right passed the farm). Far Peak Camping, Northleach, GL54 3JL Bibury Lay-by, Post code of Grove farm GL7 5NT (Lay-by is 500 on the right passed the farm).
10am Sat 10 Oct -  15:00hrs Sun 11 Oct 2020 Assessment Harborough Station Car Park Main Rd, Long Hanborough, Witney OX29 8LA Hill End Centre, Eynsham Rd, Oxford OX2 9NJ Harborough Station Car Park Main Rd, Long Hanborough, Witney OX29 8LA

BXM our Approved Activity Provider will try to ensure the locations are the same as that of the expeditions we had previously planned. However, this may not be 100% possible. New expedition location information will be sent out soon.

Silver

DATES AND TIMES ACTIVITY DROP OFF POINT CAMPSITE COLLECTION POINT
10am Fri 25th – 15:00hrs Sun 27th Sept 2020 Trial Bibury Lay-by, Post code of Grove farm GL7 5NT (Lay-by is 500 on the right passed the farm). Far Peak Camping, Northleach, GL54 3JL Compton Abdale church Compton Abdale church, GL54 4DS
10am Fri 16th - Sun 18th October 2020 Assessment TBC TBC TBC

To Enrol

Applicants need to fill out the application below, along with their deposits to be enrolled onto the programme:

DofE Application Form
For activity ideas and to help you complete each section, please visit the DofE website. Here at The Marlborough School we offer a range of extra-curricular activities, as well as our Community Education courses for young people and adults. Students of Marlborough School will receive 25–50% off of the advertised cost; to book or for further information please use the online form.

Activities you take part in outside of school could also count towards completing your DofE course. Please remember to choose activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey.

We expect all participants to abide by the DofE 20 Conditions during their expedition section.


Bronze DofE Award Year 9

Timescale

The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over three months, and one over six months. Students will be monitored throughout the delivery of the Award; completion of these sections will primarily be the responsibility of the students taking part. Here is a suggested list of activities.

Commitment & Cost

Although students will have support with our DofE Manager, Mrs Wise, who coordinates the award, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time and recorded on the student’s eDofE account.

The cost of registering for Bronze is £175* (includes £21 administration fee). Tents and stoves are provided. *Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non-refundable. Deposit £75.

Students must be committed to completing all four parts of the Award, with a view to completing by the Year 9 Awards Assembly in the Summer term.

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Silver DofE Award Year 10

Timescale

The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over 6 months, and one over 3 months.

If your child did not complete their Bronze Award, they can enter as a direct entrant and are required to do an extra 6 months either volunteering, or whichever of the Physical or Skills section they did for 6 months. To summarise, if they have not done Bronze, they will do one section for 12 months, another for 6 months and the remaining one for 3 months. Here is a suggested list of activities.

Commitment & Cost

Although students will have support with our DofE Manager Mrs Wise who coordinates the award, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time and recorded on the student’s eDofE account.

The cost of registering for Silver is £250* (includes £21 administration fee). Tents and stoves are provided. *Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non-refundable.

Please ensure that your child is committed to completing all four parts of the Award, with a view to completing by the Year 11 (or Sixth Form) Awards Assembly.

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Further Information

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

eDofE Login

DofE YouTube Channel

In conjunction with BXM Expeditions click below for a full kit list and further helpful information:

Kit List and Further Information

You can also contact The Marlborough School’s DofE Manager (Student Services) Mrs Wise at s.wise@marlborough.oxon.sch.uk.


Promotional Videos: Bronze Award

Video for Students

 

Video for Parents

 


Promotional Videos: Silver Award

Video for Students

 

Video for Parents