OUR BESPOKE SCHOOL PAGES
In supporting you in running the DofE Award, we aim to take the stress out of the expedition section so that you can focus on getting your young people through the award as a whole. We provide a wrap-around service that starts with a planning meeting with you to arrange dates, a launch assembly, provision of crystal-clear expedition paperwork, a participant briefing and then the progressive challenge of a training, practice and qualifying expeditions.
Just as the young people are developing their teamwork though the expedition section, so we like our instructors and your staff to enjoy the fellowship of being on expedition together. We think it’s a bit hypocritical to encourage participants to cook as a team, and then for the adults to all be antisocial and eat separately, so our instructors will provide the food. When the campsite allows, we like to have a fire in the evening for staff and students to gather around, as for some young people it’s not an experience they often get.
Safety is, of course, the most important thing, which is why you’ll see that our medical form is designed to flush out information about conditions that parents can sometimes think are of no concern, but which can cause need managing during expeditions. When possible, we allocate a course director to your group for the duration of the programme, supported by other qualified leaders, who will get to know your group and identify the weaknesses and strengths of particular groups and participants. Some of your most enthusiastic expeditioners might even end up coming back to join our Instructor Development Programme!
If your school is already signed up with us, you can access your school's dedicated web page using the links below. If there is a password, you'll find it on the first information letter you received. Your school page will contain all the information you need for the expeditions or training sessions planned for this year, links to the drop-off and pick-up locations and details on the venues we'll be using as well.