Duke of Edinburgh Award

IV Year Bronze Participants - Return to Expeds

The Bronze expedition section will be completed this year by running a 3 day course consisting of a one day training, immediately followed by a 2 day qualifying expedition (possibly day walks).

There are 3 potential dates for these expeditions and each participant must select a primary and a reserve date out of the following options - these will be sent via a survey monkey to parents (during the Easter break):

  • Option 1 - Wed 2 - Fri 4 June 2021 (Half Term)

DofE Bronze 2-4 June 2021 INFORMATION LETTER

  • Option 2 - Thu 1 - Sat 3 July 2021 (Endeavour+)


Option 3 - Tue 13 - Thu 15 July 2021 (Summer Holiday Week 1)

DofE Bronze 13-15 July 2021 - INFORMATION LETTER

Successful participants with a fully completed Bronze Award can then enrol at Silver and join expeditions planned for the October half-term and the Easter 22 break.


Prior to the Easter break each Bronze participant will have a map and navigation guide issued from the DofE Office (Thursday 25th March during Lunchtime) - Please ensure these go home with you for the break, the following tasks should be completed prior to the return to school and form an essential part of your pre-expedition training.

Watch VideoChoosing the right mapAll videos 
Watch VideoUnderstanding Map Symbolsare below
Watch VideoUnderstanding Contour Linesthis table
Watch VideoHow to take a 4-figure Grid Referenceand are no more
Watch VideoHow to take a 6-figure Grid Referencethan 2 minutes
Watch VideoFeatures of a Compassin duration
Watch Video How to take a compass bearing
Watch VideoUnderstanding Magnetic North
COMPLETE ONLINE FIRST AID COURSERegister with www.firstaidforfree.com and complete the Basic online first aid courseOnce completed, upload your certificate to your eDofE Profile under the expedition section evidence.
Prepare a Route CardFrom the map provided below, complete a route card (blank provided)Once completed, upload your Route Card to your eDofE Profile under the expedition section evidence.
Update your eDofE ProfileEnsure that you have a profile picture, Complete and submit all programme planners, and add evidence to show your commitment to your Bronze Award

A Bronze Day Walking Route - Use this to complete your Route Card

Blank Route Card Please print off and complete, then upload to your eDofE Profile under Expedition Section. (Leg 1 from the Start to CP 1 has been completed for you as an example).