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Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at Kirklees

This web site is dedicated to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award run under the Kirklees Metropolitan Council Operating Authority. Its purpose is to provide easy access to the most commonly required information and to act as a focus for Kirklees DofE activity. DofE is a real adventure from beginning to end.

It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise there's more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.

You can do DofE at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold.


Kirklees DofE & Covid-19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read the latest Kirklees DofE & Covid-19 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION by clicking on this link.

 

Volunteering Week - A BIG THANK YOU!

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With it being Volunteering week, we just wanted to take the chance to say Thank You to everyone that supports and volunteers for both Little Deer Wood and Kirklees DofE!! We could not give young people of Kirklees the fantastic opportunities and experiences with out your help!
Although these opportunities have been very few in 2020 due to Covid-19, we have been working hard to continue supporting young people achieving their DofE awards from home so that when the time comes and we are ready to continue our adventures in the outdoors.

 

Countryside Leader Award Training Weekend

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Despite the weekend being very wet and windy at times, our future expedition leaders showed great resilience and lived up to the challenges of the weekend.

Candidates developed their expedition skills and leadership skills to put them on track to go on an assessment in May and become qualified outdoor walking leaders.

A huge WELL DONE to you all for sticking with it on a difficult weekend of weather conditions!!!

 

Awards Presentation Evening 2020

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It was an amazing night of celebration at our annual Kirklees DofE Presentation Evening. Participants from Kirklees schools, colleges, voluntary groups and Open Award Centres came to celebrate their achievements of gaining their Bronze, Silver and Gold DofE Awards.

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We had preformances from Shelley College and King James's School throughout the night along with a variety of videos.

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We also we really pleased to have The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service presented to the Kirklees Award Trust on behalf of everyone involved in Kirklees DofE and Little Deer Wood Activity Centre, by the Lord Lieutenant for West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson.

Photos are now available to be downloaded from our Photo Gallery by clicking here.

A HUGE WELL DONE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS THAT HAVE COMPLETED A DOFE AWARD OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE HELPED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN!

 

The Queen's Award - WINNERS!

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

We are really pleased to announce that our DofE volunteers have been presented with the Queens Award for outstanding service. A big thank you to everyone who works tirelessly to support over 5000 local young people.

 

Gold Expedition Opportunities

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To achieve the Gold Award, you need to complete an expedition. This involves travelling for 4 days and camping out for 3 nights in wild country.

Kirklees groups are offering a number of packages. Please see the letters and booking forms below for more information and keep an eye out for other exciting opputunities soon to be announced.

Kirklees Open Award - 2020 Gold Autumn Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form (Kirklees DofE Registered)

AAP* - 2020 Gold Autumn Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form (Non Kikrlees DofE Registered)

* If you are not registered to a Kirklees DofE Group, you will need the Approved Activity Provider (AAP) Letter.

(Dependent onGovernment advice nearer the time)