Silver Award

  • The Silver DofE programme is open to Year 10. and you need to have undertaken your Bronze Award to participate.
  • A Silver DofE programme has 4 sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. 
  • The Expedition section involves planning, training for and completing an expedition (A minimum of 3 days, 2 nights; 7 hours planned activity each day).
  • All expedition teams are supervised by an adult (the Expedition Supervisor) who is responsible for the safety of the team.
  • You must spend a minimum of six months on your volunteering section.
  • You should spend at least six months on one of the other sections (physical or Skill). The remaining section should be done for a minimum of six months.
  • Knowing how long you are going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
  • It usually takes 6-18 months to complete your Silver Award.

Dates for 2024

April 2024 Navigation Training Day – should be Saturday, 23rd March.
Friday 21st June 2024 to Sunday 23rd June 2024 Practice Expedition
Friday, 28th June 2024 – In school training day P1-P4
Friday 19th July 2024 to Sunday 21st July 2024 Qualifying Expedition