Duke of Edinburgh at Addington
We run both Bronze and Silver D of E. The D of E course enables our students to broaden their horizons and develop skills and attributes such as: self management, team work, leadership, commitment, communication, confidence, resilience and a positive attitude to work and the environment. These are all key skills they will need to demonstrate when seeking and sustaining employment. We have put together a bespoke programme for both Bronze and Silver D of E at Addington. Bronze and Silver students have a dedicated lesson for an hour and half every Thursday to practise their expedition skills. With support from home, they are required to do a physical activity, learn a skill and volunteer for a non profit organisation. We support parents and students in achieving this goal.
Bronze students practising for their expedition.
Key Expedition skills that we practise:
- Walking a route navigating with photos, instructions and maps
- Basic first aid
- Tent Building
- Campsite craft
- Cooking on a camping stove (Bronze & Silver)
- Starting and extinguishing a BBQ safely & cooking on it (Silver)
Fire Lighting and camp stove set-up, use and pack away.
D of E - Resources
Bronze and Silver student have a dedicated lesson for an hour and half every Thursday to practise their skills. Here are resources for some of the expedition skills that we cover:
Tent Building Skills
Camping stove skills