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Outdoor Pursuits

The coronavirus pandemic is not going to stop your experience of outdoor pursuits! Sign up here for our Duke of Edinburgh Award, Virtual International Trips and UK based physical adventures!

Outdoor Pursuit Programmes

Duke of Edinburgh Award

A life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

The DofE is many things to many people, supporting generations to successfully navigate adult life.

14-19 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.

On this programme, you will engage in volunteering, learn a skill, developing a practical activity and complete an expedition.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.

Virtual International Trips

Each trip activity will spend 4 weeks exploring a country. We will look at food and students can take recipes and cook at home with their family. We will explore cultural traditions, landmarks and museums. Using teams/zoom, we will conference call young people in the countries of exploration to share experiences.

Countries to explore are:

· Jamaica

· Antigua

· Ghana

· China

· Italy

· Ireland

· Germany

· US

· Madagascar

· Seychelles

· Chile

· Uganda

Physical Adventures

Along the academic, we will plan short and long UK-based adventure trips to the following sites:

· Zip world -Wales

· The Peak District – abseiling, gorge walking, caving

· Learn to sail in Portsmouth

· Scotland tour – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands

· Centre Parks

· Ireland tour- Causeway Coast to County Kerry

· New forest

· London’s hidden treasures

*students will need to pay into these trips through a payment plan or in full

For more info email:
Melona Headley: