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Achieving Bronze DofE

What does the Bronze Award involve?

There are four parts to the Award: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
 
Volunteering: You undertake service to individuals or the community (it cannot be for a business or family member).  For example:
•      Raising money for a cancer charity
•      Being a coach at a local sports club
•      Running a recycling project in your local area
•      Being an active member of a youth council or forum.
 
Physical: You improve in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities. 
For example:
•      Playing tennis at a local club
•      Taking part in after-school sports clubs (not GCSE PE)
•      Joining a local athletics club
•      Improving skills in an existing activity, i.e. your next belt in karate or judo
•      Taking weekly dance lessons at a local club.
 
Skills: You develop practical and social skills and personal interests. 
For example:
•      Taking music lessons and gaining a higher grade
•      Learning how to juggle
•      Completing a book on the fashions or music of the last decade
•      Being an active member of a Young Enterprise group.
 
Expedition: You plan, train for and complete an unaccompanied adventurous journey. 
•      Part of the weekly after-school training sessions prepare you for this.
•      You complete two, practice day walks to develop map reading and navigation skills.
•      You complete a Practice Expedition in North Wales.
•      You complete an assessed, Qualifying Expedition in the Ribble Valley.
 

What's Involved?

  • Attending weekly, after-school training sessions.
  • Completing a total of four sections – Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.
  • Working as a team (minimum 4, maximum 7).
  • A time commitment throughout the whole year.
  • Being very organised and meeting deadlines.