4 DAY PRACTICE & 3 DAY ASSESSMENT
Welcome to our set of Open Silver expeditions in 2017
We have put together a set of expeditions for you that utilise the holiday time, but also ensures enough time for additional school work.
Provided students have demonstrated the required level of competence and have shown suitable behavior during training, they will not be directly supervised during the expedition. Appropriately qualified expedition staff will be at a ratio of one per two teams and each DofE group will be met at check points along their planned route and will have been briefed on what do in case of emergency. Expedition staff will not be on site at the campsite overnight, but each group will be given a satellite communication and tracking device. Whilst on expedition any communication between parents/guardians and students will need to go through expedition staff as it is a requirement of the Duke of Edinburgh award that direct communication is not permitted.
Cost: £350 (inc. VAT) – Per Person for BOTH Expeditions
Further specific details (including: link to Medical & Consent form, supervision details, kit list, suggested food list, specific drop off and pickup locations and times, kit explanation guide, rucksack packing advice, etc.) will be provided in the participants ‘Expedition Preparation Guide’.
This will be sent out with the booking confirmation email. This is a comprehensive 13-page document, that should provide you with a ‘one-stop-shop’ of information.
TRAINING AND PRACTICE EXPEDITION:
Arrival: 13th April 2017 10:00
Pick up: 16th April 2017 16:00
During the first expedition (based in the Brecon Beacons) there will be a mixture of directly supervised and remotely supervised planned activity where the will develop their skills and apply them to expedition life. The Duke of Edinburgh award requires participants to be unaccompanied and self-sufficient on expedition.
Arrival: 7th September 2017 – 19:30
Pick up: 10th September 2017 – 16:00
During the assessment expedition (based in Dartmoor) groups will be remotely supervised during planned activity. The assessed expedition is overseen by an external DofE Assessor.
Please note, that you will need to be registered for your Silver DofE and ensure that your eDofE number is provided as part of this booking.