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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.


Award Trust Fundraising Dinner 2020

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Downloadable Poster

Downloadable Information Sheet

To book you place please contact the Kirklees DofE Award Office either by dofe.awards@kirklees.gov.uk or 01484 225952

 

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!

 

Adult Training Opportunites - Spring 2020

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This Spring we have a variety of adult training opportunities.

Countryside Leader Award (CLA)
DofE Expedition Assessors Course (EAAS)
Activity First Aid (16 hour/2 day)

To find out more, why not have a look at our Leader Training page by clicking this link, for more information.

 

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.

 

WINTER WACKY 2020

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Winter WACKY is back!! One week of activities over February half term for young people with additional needs and disabilities.

WACKY offers a packed programme of activities run from Little Deer Wood Activity Centre. Activities include arts, craft, DJ workshop, Circus Skills, music, adventurous activities and much, much more!! If you have not been before then why not have a look at our WACKY page and gallery to see the activities and fun we get up to.

Book early so not to miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

WACKY Young Person Letter
Downloadable Letter and Booking Form

WACKY Poster
Downloadable Poster

Residential Opportunities

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We have a couple of residential opportunities coming up in the first three weeks of the summer holidays. WACKY is an opportunity to work with Young people with additional needs and disabilties helping to run different activities throughout the week. We also have our Canal & Conservation Residential where participants will be getting the hands dirty, working along the canal and in the woods to clear areas and do general maintance to improve the areas.

WACKY Young Volunteer
Kirklees Registered Group Participant - Downloadable Letter
AAP (Non Kirklees DofE Registered Group Participant)* - Downloadable Letter

Canal & Conservation Residential
Kirklees Registered Group Participant - Downloadable Letter
AAP (Non Kirklees DofE Registered Group Participant)* - Downloadable Letter

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

 

Countryside Leader Award (CLA)

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Due to popular demand, we have decided to run a second CLA training course!
The Countryside Leader Award is a recognised qualification that trains and qualifies teachers, youth workers and other members of the community to to lead walking groups in lowland countryside, impart the knowledge and skills needed to undertake a day walk, have responsibility for the care of others while leading a day walk and plan and lead overnight camps.

This qualification is ideal from leaders wanting to run Bronze and possibly silver expeditions in lowland countryside.

More information can be found at www.kirkleesdofe.org/littledeerwood/cla.html

Training: £180
Information Evening - 29th January 2020
Weekend - 7th - 9th February 2020
Assessment: £180
Weekend - 1st - 3rd May 2020
Combined including NNAS Silver on Passing: £360

Download Booking Form

To book on to this course you must meet the Pre-requisite experience, register with CLA and then fill in and send back the downloadable booking form and send it to dofe.awards@kirklees.gov.uk.
If you require any more information, please contact Danny Kirkpatrick.

Gold Expedition Opportunities

Residential Project

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 Summer Walking Package
Letter and Booking Form (Kirklees DofE Registered)

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

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.