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DofE Bronze Registration

D0fE Bronze Registration


Dear Parent/ Carer,

I am delighted to be able to offer your son/daughter a place on the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at RES.

The programme requires the students to develop their skills in four key areas, these are listed below:
•    Skill
•    Physical
•    Community
•    Expedition

For the skill element the students will explore their future career aims and develop a skill that supports this, either directly or indirectly. The physical challenge requires them to participate in a sport or physical activity of their choice and the community challenge means that students will work in their local community to improve the areas around them and support some of the residents who live in the local area. The expedition is perhaps the most well-known element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and involves participants completing two overnight expeditions - one night preparation camp and then an assessed camp.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award will be administered during their Aware lessons but students will be expected to work towards their individual challenges in their own time.

The cost for participation on this course is £75. This covers the participation fee, and the cost of both of the camping trips. If you prefer, in order to assist with financial planning, we can arrange a payment plan to accept smaller amounts at regular intervals. Group kit in terms of tents, first aid kits and cooking equipment will be provided by RES and there will be no additional cost for this. The dates for the expeditions will be set in the Spring term and you will be informed of these as soon as possible. We will also be hosting a parents’ information evening in the Spring term to support you in supporting your son/ daughter through the process of obtaining the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze level.

If you would like your son/daughter to participate in this scheme, please complete the form below as appropriate and return it with the participation fee to the Cash Office, next to Student Services at break times daily by Friday 14th October.

In line with our policy, we will be seeking a contribution of this sum for each student who is accepted on the programme. A copy of our charging policy can be found on our website under “Info” – School Policies. There may be limited financial support available for students from families on income support or with restricted means. If you would like your child to participate in the programme but feel unable to finance it, please send in a letter explaining your circumstances. All information received will be dealt with in strict confidence.

If you would like to know more about how the scheme operates at RES please contact Miss Armstrong via the Student Services Office or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh Challenge please visit their website: http://www.dofe.org/

Yours faithfully.

Miss K Armstrong
Associate Assistant Headteacher


Click the link for the Bronze Registration Form.

 
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