The DofE at Sandhurst School provides a balanced programme of activities that develop the whole person in an environment of social interaction and team working. We offer opportunities for students to gain their Bronze and Silver Awards, full details of each level can be found in the packs on this page. Important dates and deadlines can be found in the school calendar, they are mandatory for all students.
Applicants need to fill out the application and medical forms below, along with their deposits to enrol onto the programme.
Please click here for some ideas to help you complete each section. We offer a range of extra-curricular activities at Sandhurst School which can help you to fulfil each section, click here to see a list of clubs.
Activities you do outside of school could count towards the different sections. Choose activities that motivate you and go on your own personal journey. We expect all participants to abide by the DofE 20 Conditions during their expedition section.
Timescale- The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over three months, and one over six months. Although students will be assisted in selecting appropriate activities and monitored throughout the delivery of the Award, completion of these sections will primarily be the responsibility of the students taking part. A suggested activities sheet is attached.
Commitment & Cost- Although students will have regular meetings with our DofE Manager Mrs Sharpe to receive support, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time. The cost of registering for Bronze is £202* (includes £22 administration fee), tents and stoves are provided.
*Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non- refundable. Deposit £100
Timescale- The Physical, Skills and Volunteering sections must be undertaken once a week, with two of these sections to be completed over 6 months, and one over 3 months. If your child did not complete their Bronze Award, they are required to do an extra 6 months either volunteering, or whichever of the Physical or Skills section they did for 6 months. To summarise, if they have not done Bronze, they will do one section for 12 months, another for 6 months and the remaining one for 3 months.
Commitment & Cost- Although students will have regular meetings with our DofE Manager Mrs Sharpe to receive support, we would like to remind you that, as this is an extra-curricular activity, we expect students, as well as parents / carers, to ensure that the different sections are completed and they are done so on time. The cost of registering for the Award and for undertaking the Expedition is £297* (includes £22 administration fee). Tents and stoves are provided.
*Please note once your child has been accepted, any monies paid are non-refundable. Deposit £130
Joe and Phoebe (Year 10) are DofE Ambassadors for Sandhurst School. They are currently undertaking their Silver award and will be assisting the DofE Manager every week for their volunteering section. Students are encouraged to approach Joe and Phoebe if they have any questions.
- Kit list from BXM Expeditions
- What to take (clothing, kit and food) from RBWM
- How to pack a rucksack
- Looking after your feet
- Eating on a DofE Expedition
- Waterproofing and weather protection
- DofE Programme Ideas
We would recommend precautionary measures against possible insect bites / Lyme disease such as using DEET, wearing full leg trousers, clothing tucked into socks and tents zipped up. For more information, please look online
If you need financial assistance, please get in touch at the time of application. We can make funding applications on your behalf though this can only take place at the start of the process and are not guaranteed.
For students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8GG468LeJI
For parents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_jMnMqeo7s&t=3s
For students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqt1JmYX0yE
For Parents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq5LSX1Eshc