D of E Bronze

What is the Bronze Award?

The Bronze DofE programme is available once you enter Year 9.
It 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. Knowing how long you’re going to do it for will help you to choose your activity and set your goals for each section.
It will usually take you at least 6 months to complete your Bronze programme.

Dates for your Diary

Training Weekend
3rd-4th March 2018
Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge
Practice Expedition
19th-20th May 2018
Venue - Hadlow - Weald of Kent Grammar School - Matfield
Final Assessed Expedition
14th-16th September 2018
Venue - Swattenden Centre and various Campsites

Ideas for Activities Sections

Volunteering Physical          skills     

Complete Expedition Kit List

A complete expedition kit list is available below which highlights what equipment is available from the school. If you have any questions or concerns regarding expedition equipment then please contact one of the unit leaders.

Local Retailers

Cotswold Outdoors: Tunbridge Wells TN1 1QG (15% instore discount using partnership card in DofE welcome pack)
Blacks: Tunbridge Wells TN1 1LS
GO Outdoors Tonbridge - Former B&Q, Cannon Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1PN 
Millets: Tonbridge TN9 1SD/ Tunbridge Wells TN1 2JP
Mountain Warehouse: Tunbridge Wells TN4 8HP (Inside the garden centre complex)
Other: Aldi & Lidl both do some good deals on outdoor clothing and equipment at various times of the year.