Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Bronze Award

This award is designed for Year 9 and takes a minimum of 6 months to complete.

Your DofE leader for Bronze is Mrs Bothick / Miss Manning

For more information or to contact Mrs Bothick email: c.bothick@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk

If your child is in year 10 (Bronze) and wish for them take part in DofE please read the DofE Guide for Parents and Carers, ask your child to collect a letter and registration form from Mrs Bothick, complete it and return it back to her.

  • DofE General Guide for Parents and Carers click here (link to Parent guidance booklet)
  • DofE Guide to Darrick Wood School Parents and Carers click here
  • DofE Letter and Registration Form click here

eDofE

DofE is an online system that means you can record your DofE programme and activities, and prove what you’ve done in loads of different ways, click the link below to start:

eDofE Login (link to website)

Award Information

You can do a Bronze DofE programme once you’re 14.

A Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition.  You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections and plan and train for a 2-day (1 night) expedition.

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.  It is your choice which one and, 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 choose your activity and set your goals for each section.

It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.

Trip Information

This section of the DofE Bronze page has all the training, trip dates and information. It also has downloads for additional booklet pages, training schedules and any information given by your Bronze leaders.

Dates for Bronze Trips

Students will only be expected to complete one training weekend and one expedition weekend with their group. Weekends are on a first come first serve basis as there are limited spaces available on each weekend for groups.

Trip Date Location
  • Training Expedition 1
  • Saturday 6th May to Sunday 7th May 2023
  • TBC
  • Training Expedition 1
  • Saturday 6th May to Sunday 7th May 2023
  • TBC
  • Training Expedition 2
  • Saturday 20th May to Sunday 21st May 2023
  • Assessed Expedition 1
  • Assessed Expedition 1
  • Saturday 10th June to Sunday 11th June 2023
  • TBC
  • Assessed Expedition 2
  • Saturday 24th June to Sunday 25th June 2023
  • TBC
Trip Date Location
  • Training Expedition 1
  • Saturday 6th May to Sunday 7th May 2023
  • TBC
  • Training Expedition 1
  • Saturday 6th May to Sunday 7th May 2023
  • TBC
  • Training Expedition 2
  • Saturday 20th May to Sunday 21st May 2023
  • Assessed Expedition 1
  • Assessed Expedition 1
  • Saturday 10th June to Sunday 11th June 2023
  • TBC
  • Assessed Expedition 2
  • Saturday 24th June to Sunday 25th June 2023
  • TBC

Timescales

Volunteering Physical Skills Expedition
  • 3 months
  • 3 months
  • 3 months
  • Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition
  • All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections

Useful Downloads

Timescales

Volunteering
  • 3 months
Physical
  • 3 months
Skills
  • 3 months
Expedition
  • Plan, train for and undertake a 2 day, 1 night expedition
  • All participants must undertake a further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections

Useful Downloads

CONTACT US

Darrick Wood School
Lovibonds Avenue,
Orpington,
Kent, BR6 8ER

01689 850271

office@darrickwood.bromley.sch.uk