What’s it all about? Doing a Duke of Edinburgh programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and want to do something different, adventurous – and fun! You can do programmes at three levels which, when you’ve successfully completed them, lead to Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
You choose what you are going to do, so your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing. Along the way you’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Better still, having a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been shown to make people stand out from the crowd when it comes to job and university interviews! It gives you something to put on your CV, lots to talk about at an interview and it also shows that you’ve developed lots of the skills the interviewers are looking for.
Whatever level you’re doing you’ll create your own programme with the help of your DofE Leader. Choose one activity for each section – it’s up to you what you do, so you can choose something that you’re really into or keen to have a go at. It’s all about setting yourself a challenge and feeling great when you achieve it!
Volunteering – This is your chance to make a difference by helping people, your community, the environment or an organisation. From helping at a youth group or raising money for a cancer charity, to running a recycling project or helping at an animal shelter – it’s your chance to help others.
Physical – You can choose any sport, dance or fitness activity to get fitter – and better at it! You could play for a local team, learn to dance or take up something a bit unusual – it’s up to you. Just choose something you’ll enjoy!
Skills – Is there something you’ve always wanted to try or do you want to get better at your favourite hobby? Play the keyboards or learn to paint, go karting or make honey – the sky’s the limit when it comes to skills.
Expedition – Highs, lows, laughs, memories…You’ll experience it all as you plan, train for and complete an adventurous journey in the UK or overseas. You could be walking in the Alps, cycling in Scotland, horse riding on Dartmoor or sailing on the Norfolk Broads – where will you expedition take you?
Bronze Level Group (minimum 6 months) meeting Tuesdays 6.30-8pm
Silver Level Group (minimum 12 months) meeting Mondays 6.30-8pm
Astra Youth Centre, 100 Barnstaple Road, Bransholme, Hull. HU7 4HQ. Tel. 01482 310 925
For more information, please contact Pete Scott on email. firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile.07717 576 383