Achieving Excellence Together Rhagori Gyda'n Gilydd

Pupils at Haverfordwest High VC School will be given opportunities to take part in the exciting challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

This award, held during after school clubs, provides a wide range of activities for pupils to take part in. From volunteering to physical activities, life skills to expeditions, achieving a DofE Award is a passport to a brighter future, valued by employers and universities.

The bronze award will be open to students aged 14+ after school on Wednesdays at the Prendergast site. Activities for each DofE section take a minimum of one hour a week over a set period of time, so they can be fitted in around academic study, hobbies and social lives.

Bronze timescales:

• Volunteering section: 3 months
• Physical section: 3 months
• Skills section: 3 months
• Expedition section: 2 days/1 night
• You also have to do 3 more months in one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections.

 

The silver and gold awards will be open to older students after school on a Tuesday at Pembrokeshire College.

Silver timescales:

• Volunteering section: 6 months
• Physical and Skills sections: One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months
• Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights
• If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Gold timescales:

• Volunteering section: 12 months
• Physical and Skills sections: One section for 12 months and the other section for 6 months
• Expedition section: 4 days/3 nights
• Residential section: Undertake a shared activity in a residential setting away from home for 5 days and 4 nights.
• If you didn’t do Silver, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

Are you interested in taking part?

For further information, please contact Mrs Debbie Pretious at pretiousd@hwbmail.net or Mr Dave Sommerville at david.sommerville@pembrokeshire.gov.uk.

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