Eighteen year 9 and 10 students successfully passed their Bronze Award expedition last summer. They were away from camp walking the route that they had planned and completing their chose activity (documenting the expedition) for around 6 hours on both days (Saturday and Sunday). This involved a minimum of 3hrs walking on each day.

The practice expedition was at Caldecotte and the assessed expedition was at Cosgrove. They are currently working on the other sections of the award, aiming to finish by December.

Bronze Award in Year 9 & 10

The Bronze DofE programme has 4 sections, Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. You must do a minimum of 3 months activity for each of the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections, and plan, train for and do a 2 day (1 night) Expedition.

You also have to spend an extra three months on one of the Volunteering, Physical or Skills sections. It’s your choice which one and, though you can change your mind later, you should decide which section you want to do for longer at the beginning.

At MKA we help you decide on the Volunteering, Physical, Skills sections first.

You are then enrolled onto eDofE and start an online record of your chosen activities.

Expedition preparation and practice takes place every Monday after school. We use a mixture of after school, Saturday and weekend sessions in the spring term.


We aim to keep this as low as possible . We currently charge £50 for the bronze award (can be paid in stages) , this includes both expeditions, but not kit hire or purchase.


Silver Expedition June 2018

Practice Silver Expedition April 2018


Bronze Award Information

Receiving DofE Scheme Licence

Paying for Bronze Award

Give your name to Mrs Matthews or Mr Barkus and we will set you up in Parent Pay.

Pay £60 into Parent Pay.

This will register you for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and pay for the 2 camping trips.

This does not pay for your kit. You will need to borrow or purchase kit items for the expeditions. See the kit list below.

MKA DofE Staff

Alison Matthews

Leader & Expedition Supervisor:
Jack Barkus (DofE & PE Technician)

Group Leader & Expedition Supervisor:
Neil Taylor

Group Leader:
Rachel Douglas

Group Leader:
Rachel Cook

Group Leader:
Aldo Oliveri

Information for Parents

DofE Guidance

Equipment/Kit Guidance

More Information

Student Presentation (September 2015)

Information for Students

My Kit List

Expedition Menu Ideas

Expedition Menu Planner

Programme Ideas

Moodle for DofE

Physical Activity Log

Skills Activity Log

Volenteering Activity Log

Practice & Assessed Expedition

Bronze Expedition Dates for 2017/18

Assessed Expedition: 7th & 8th July at Cosgrove