Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Coronavirus Closure

Following on from the updated Government directive on school closures in the Leicester and Leicestershire area, Judgemeadow is now closed from Tuesday 30th June to all students except children of key workers who have registered for a place.

At Judgemeadow Community College, there has been an active Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme for a number of years across all two levels; Bronze, and Silver.

Highly respected by employers and Higher Education, the DofE programme is known and celebrated for encouraging personal development and togetherness. So, Be Adventurous, Be Bold.

Each level of the Award has four elements that have to be completed typically over three to twelve months depending on the level:

Element Example
Volunteering Voluntary work in the local community that could be combined with potential work experience e.g. Teaching, Coaching, Childcare.
Physical Regular participation in a sport or fitness activity e.g. Football or Netball Teams/Clubs
Skills Learn or improve a skill over a period of time e.g. Cooking or Music.
Expedition A two to four day walking journey with camping to develop teamwork.
Residential Gold only. Time away from home meeting new people in a different environment.

Experience tells us that each level of the award provides a young person with new insights into their capabilities and by trying new things it helps confidence to grow plus develop useful skills. The official Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website offers a lot more information (www.dofe.org) and if you want to get involved or wish to learn more about continuing the programme email IAN COWARD, DofE Manager ian.coward@beauchamp.org.uk.


Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 2019/2020 - Interested?

Join us on Wednesday 2nd October at 6.30pm for an Information Evening - (Judgemeadow Community College – Auditorium).

Please download an Application Form here. The closing date for applications this year will be 10th October 2019.

Enrolment by Monday 28th October.

Award Cost  included in cost
Bronze £295 These prices include; DofE Award Registration, Expedition Training/Support/Assessment, Tents and Camping Equipment and Transport/Accommodation. Excluded is Expedition Food and any personal Expedition Clothing E.g. Walking Boots, Waterproofs. The College can loan out Rucksacks.
Silver £420

Local Volunteering Opportunities

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Expedition Programme Dates 2019/20

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Skills Section Opportunity

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COMPLETING THE AWARD – Frequently Asked Questions

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