Outdoor Education

2018 Outdoor Education Programmes

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Please  “Scroll Down” on  this page to find DofE Programmes – Specific Information Section for  information about: 

  • Getting started with eDofE, completing planners, the DofE Welcome Pack.
  • Choosing Sections ( Skill, Physical, Volunteering)
  • All about the Expeditions.

 OEP Information &  Updates – Issue 6 / December 2017

(Last updated 11/12/2017)

The Big Expeditions: 

Please find information from the recent launch  evening:

2019 – Bohunt School – TNES Overseas Expedition Parent Information Guide

Year 8 Activity Camp 2018

  • Registrations are now closed. ( as @ 22/11/2017).
  • More information to follow in due course.

Year 9 Bushcraft 2018

  • Registrations are now closed. ( as @ 22/11/2017)
  • More information to follow in due course.

Year 10 DofE Bronze 2018

What’s happening now and next:

  • Participants have been asked to form into Expedition Teams of  7. This needs to be completed by 08/01/2018.
  • Participants were invited to attend a briefing in Sports Hall 2 on Wednesday 6 December 2017. We will explained about logging into DofE, updating planners, and starting , Skills , Physical and Volunteering Sections.
  • Link to Bronze DofE Student Briefing presentation: 2018_DofE_Bronze student briefing 1_v1
  • Participants will be registered at Bronze level and be issued with their Bronze DofE “Welcome Packs”. ( Providing a deposit has been received). This is likely to take a few weeks so please be patient  if  some of you get your DofE registration and and your your pack before others.
  • Participants will be asked to to collect (and sign for) thier “DofE Bronze Welcome Packs” from the Library. Now from Monday 18 December 2017.  Please do not go to the Library before you have received a “Welcome to the DofE” email, which will contain your DofE ID. You will need to take your DofE ID with you to the Library in order to collect your “Welcome Pack”.
  • Afterschool Expedition training is planned to start in January/February 2018. ( More information to folow in due course.)

Year 11 DofE Silver 2018

What’s happening now and next:

  • Participants have been asked to form into Expedition Teams of  7. ( Target for completion 30/11/2017)
  • Participants were  invited to attend a briefing the Activity Hall on Friday 8 December 2017.  We will explained about logging into DofE, updating planners, and starting , Skills , Physical and Volunteering Sections.
  • Participants have been/will be registered at Silver level and will  be issued with thier Silver DofE “Welcome Packs”. ( Providing a deposit has been received).
  • Participants will be asked to to collect (and sign for) thier “DofE Silver Welcome Packs”  from the Library from  ,morning break-time on Monday 11 December 2017. Students must take thier DofE ID with them, iin order to collect thier packs.
  • Afterschool Expedition training is planned now  to start in January 2018. ( More information to follow in due course)

Year 12 DofE Gold 2018

  • Registrations are now closed. ( as @ 22/11/2017)
  • Link to Bohunt DofE letter home:Gold Welcome letter V2
  • Providing deposits have been received we will registerd candidates at Gold level prior to Christmas 2017.
  • Participants were invited to attend a kick-off meeting on Saturday 9 December 2017 – 10am to 12 noon in the Sixth Form Block.  We had a general discussion about the Gold DofE Programme.
  • We expect to have four expedition teams. with 3 waliking  and one ‘on bikes’ (tbc). More information will follow.

Best wishes,

The Outdoor Education Team

 

Previous Information:

Presentations from the DofE Bronze and Silver Award Launch Meetings held Tuesday 12 September 2017.

Presentations from the Year 8 Camp and Year 9 Bushcraft Launch Meetings held Tuesday 19 September 2017.

Please find (below) links to Letters home about Registration and Payments

 

School Gateway

Using the School Gateway

We are pleased to advise you that in addition to paying for your child’s dinner money on line you can now pay for school trips, tickets for events and other items via School Gateway smartphone app or website using your debit card or by direct bank transfer.

Please note that the school’s preferred method of payment would be direct bank transfer.

Please ensure that you have registered for a School Gateway Account. If you have not done so yet please visit the website www.schoolgateway.com and click on” New User”. You will need to use the email address and mobile number that we have on record for you here at Bohunt to allow you to register. You will receive a text message with a PIN number which you will need to use to login to School Gateway. If you have trouble logging in it maybe because the school doesn’t have your current email address or mobile number. Please contact reception and we will update the details in our system.

If you have a Smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store. The app shows the same information as the website plus you can send app messages to the school for free.

We will notify you by email when new items, such as a school trip, are available for payment on School Gateway. You will be able to give online consent, where required, for your child to take part in activities. You will be able to see a record of the payments you have made and receipts will automatically be sent to you via email for all transactions.

Your card details are not visible and are not stored in the Schoolcomms or any other school system and all card information is processed by Barclaycard.

Best Wishes

Bohunt School Office

Medical Form updates for Trips & Visits

Medical form

medical form

Medical Form

So we can update our records please ensure you notify us of any medical and/or dietary changes for your son/daughter by completing and returning  an updated  medical form . For some trips (such as the major expeditions) we may ask for further medical details

Information for DofE Assessors

Information for DofE Assessors

Assessors can submit online reports for participant via the web.

Please click on the link below for details:

https://www.edofe.org/assessor

The participant you are assessing will provide you with their “DofE Participant Number”, and the DofE level they are participationg at..

 

The following link is also useful to give your Assessors,  information regarding what participants are asking of you.

Assessors Page:

Please click on the link:

http://www.dofe.info/go/assessing/

Bite size for Assessors:

Please click on the link:

http://bohunt.hants.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/eDofE_bitesize_for_Assessors.pdf

Our Thanks:

Dear Assessor

Please can we express our sincere thanks, for your time and enthusiasm  in supporting our young people in  doing thier DofE Awards.

Best wishes, 

The DofE Team

DofE Specific Information

The adventure starts here, so let's get going......

Logging into eDofE, and adding completing your Planner.

Check outGetting Started

Check out the training video:

eDofE training video 5 – Getting startted, setting timescales. ( July 2015)

This video will help participants to:

  1. Sign in to eDofE for the first time.
  2. Add the basic information necessary to open an eDofE account.
  3. Choose the timescales for each section of the programme and know how to amend them at a later date.

Please note: if the picture isn’t clear, manually increase the quality by clicking the wheel shape, found underneath the video screen, on the right hand side.

Volunteering, Physical and Skills Sections. – It’s up to you!

Check out: http://www.dofe.info/en/content/cms/doing-your-dofe/activities-sections/

Check out:: dofe-_-programme-ideas

Important things to know about choosing and completing sections.

  • Each section must be done for a minimum period of time for an average of one hour a week over this time. To achieve an Award young people must show persistance, commitment and personal development.

 

  • Section durations at Bronze level are:
    • Volunteering – 3 months.
    • Physical – 3 months.
    • Skills – 3 months.
  • All participants must undertake an further 3 months in the Volunteering, Physical or Skills section.

 

  • Section durations at Bronze level are:
    • Volunteering – 6 months.
    • Physical/Skills – One section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months.
  • Direct entrants must undertake a further 6 months in the Voluteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

 

  • Many Skills, Physical and Volunteering oportunities are available at Bohunt School , as co-curricular activities.

Check out: http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/students/co-curricular-activities/

IMPORTANT  TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND.

  • Given the scope and breadth of DofE programmes, participants may undertake activities that are not directly managed or organised by their centre ( Bohunt School, Liphook) or Operating Authority (Bohunt Educational Trust). In such cases, parents and guardians of those under 18 are informed that it is their responsibility to ensure the activity is appropriately managed, safe, and insured.
  • Volunteering is undertaking service to individuals or the community. This cannot be  for a business or a family member but can be for a charity  or not-for-profit organisation.

 

Check out the training video

eDofE training video 5 – Getting startted with your sections. ( July 2015)

This video will help participants to:

  1. Fill in the essential details to start a new section of their programme.
  2. Complete the necessary parts of eDofE for each section of their programme, including listing goals and their planned achievements

Please note: if the picture isn’t clear, manually increase the quality by clicking the wheel shape, found underneath the video screen, on the right hand side.

Assessors Report:

Check out: eDofE Bitesize for Assessors

Assessors can upload your Section Reports:

Check out : 

More Information coming soon

Includes information and training videos on :

  • Logging in to eDofE
  • Completing your Planner
  • Choosing Sections: Physical, Skills,  Physical
  • Assessors Reports.
Skills Section - Opportunities

Is there something you’ve always wanted to try or do you want to get better at your favouriate hobby? Do it for  your Skills section and get the credit for it! Play the guitar or learn to paint, go karting or make honey – THE SKY’S THE LIMIT WHEN IT COMES TO SKILLS

(Ref: DofE Information for young people – The adventure starts here, so let’s get going…..)

Ideas ! – Check out: dofe-programme-ideas-skills

Plan it ! – Check out:: programme-planner-skills

Record it ! –  Check out: activity_log_skills

More information coming soon

Physical Section - Opportunities

You can choose amy sport, dance or fitness activity to get fitter, keep fit, and get betterat it! You could play for your local hockey team pr learn to dance or take up someting a little more unusual like octopushing or free running IT’S UP TO YOU  – JUST CHOOSE SOMETHING YOU’LL ENJOY

(Ref: DofE Information for young people – The adventure starts here, so let’s get going…..)

Ideas ! – Check out: dofe-programme-ideas-physical

Plan it ! – Check out:: programme-planner-physical

Record it ! –  Check out:: activity_log_physical

More information coming soon

Volunteering Section - Opportunities

Principles

  • People have a responsibility to each other. By volunteering, communities are improved and strengthened.
  • Young people are passionate about many things and should be encouraged to make a positive contribution to something they care about.
  • The commitment to volunteering should be recognised: therefore young people are rewarded for this activity with the completion of a section of their DofE programme.

Benefits

Through volunteering, participants:

  • Learn about their community and feel a sense of belonging and purpose.
  • Learn to take responsibility for theit communities and their own actions bu committing and perservering with an activity.
  • Build new relationships with members of their community, decreasing fears and prejudice and increasing community cohesion.
  • Further understand their own strengths and weaknessess by  evaluating their own progress and building confidence and self-esteem.
  • Get a chance to develop teamwork and leadership skills, increasing their employability and work experience.
  • Have the opportunity to trust others and in turn be trusted.
  • Enjoy new adventures.

(Ref: DofE Programmes Pack  – Volunteering section)

This is your chance to make a real difference  by helping someone, your community, the environment  or an organisation. From  being a Listener or the Samaritans or raising money  for a cancer charity to running a recycling project or helping at an animal shelter – IT’S YOUR CHANCE TO HELP OTHERS.

(Ref: DofE Information for young people – The adventure starts here, so let’s get going…..) 

Ideas ! – Check out :dofe-programme-ideas-volunteering

Plan it ! – Check out:: programme-planner-volunteering

Record it ! –  Check out: activity_log_volunteering

Many organisations are looking  to offer DofE Participants Volunteering opportunities, including  the following. Please make contact for further information.

  • Liss Scouts/Cubs are looking for helpers/young leaders. For more information go to :
    1st Liss Scouts Website
  • The National Energy Foundation are offering Volunteering Opportunities. For more information goto:
    Energy Envoys Website
  • Charity Shops in Liphook, Liss , Haslemere and elsewhere often advertise for volunteers.
Expedition Section - Information
  • More Information coming soon

 

Maps, Compassess and Bearings - DofE Bronze Homework 1

Check out the  following videos:

Learn how to map read with Steve Backshall and Ordnance Survey

  • More information coming soon

Map Symbols – OS Guide

Check out the  following video:

Learn about map sybols with Simon King andOrdnance Survey

OS Guide to Map Symbols:

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

 

 

DofE Silver 2017 Programme - Route Card Templates

DofE Silver Practice Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will available soon.


DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will available Jan/Feb 2018.


DofE Bronze 2017 Programme - Route Card Templates

DofE Bronze  Practice Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will available Jan/Feb 2018.


DofE Bronze  Qualifying Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will available Jan/Feb 2018.


Navigation Techniques - Information
      • Information coming soon
Kit and Equipment - Information - DofE Bronze Homework 3

Follow the links:

DofE Kit Guide:

Interactive Kit Guide:

Kit List – Walking Expeditions  

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More Information coming soon

Waterproof Clothing:

      • More information coming soon

Technical Clothing and Inner Layers:

      • More information coming soon

Walking Boots and Socks:

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More information coming soon

Rucksacks and Packing:

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More information coming soon

Sleeping Bags and Mats:

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More information coming soon

Tents:

      • More information coming soon

First Aid, Wash Kit, and Tools

      • More information coming soon
School Kit Loans

Teams are requested to complete an return the following forms as appropriate:

Full details are included within the form:

2018 Templates will be available Feb/Mar 2018.

 

Cooking and Expedition Food - Information - DofE Bronze Homework 4

Cooking Stoves an Utensils:

      • More information coming soon

Expedition Food

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More information coming soon

Menus and Food  for Bronze Expeditions:

      • More information coming soon

Menus and Food  for Silver Expeditions:

  • More information coming soon

Boil in the Bag Food Sources:

Wayfarer ( available from high sreet retailers e.g. Go-Outdoors)

Beyond the Beaten Track ( Available from Cotswold Outdoors and online e.g. amazon)

Be-Well Expedition Foods ( available online e.g. amazon)

Look What We Found ( available from Sainsbury’s and Morrison’s)

Health, Safety and Wellbeing - Information: inc. Ticks

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

Ticks

Please click on the link for advice and  the attached  British Mountaineering  Council (BMC) “Tick” leaflet for additional information.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/tickbusting

BMC Tick Leaflet

Tick_leaflet_08_ final (1)

 

      • More information coming soon
Aim Work and Presentations

Aim Work

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More information coming soon

Presentations

DofE Expedition Bitesize featured with kind permission of Bull Precision Expeditions.

      • More information coming soon
The Great Outdoors - Information

The Country Code

      • Information coming soon

Weather

      • Information coming soon
Extracts

Continue your “Adventure” and “Explore” DofE website.

For more information about the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme please click on the links below to go to the DofE website.

Pointers
Bitesize
DofE Leader/Trainer Page

On DofE Expeditions participants are expected to abide by the 20 Expedition Conditions ( for details see following link)

20 Expedition Conditions:

Condition 4 is: Expedition must have an aim ( for more details see the following link)

Expedition Aim work links:

More ideas for Expedition Aims ( Note not all apply to Bronze level)

Remember that Teams will need an aim to thier Expedition. This will be something they start looking at before you go and complete while they are away.

There is a section at the top of the Expedition Route Card to fill in the Expedition Aim, and on the reverse of the sheet is space to write the activity plan.

Bear in mind when route planning and completing the timings on the Route Cards, Teams are expected to be on Expedition a minimum 6 hours per day. A minimum of 3 hours must be journeying ( walking), the rest being spent on aim work, rest breaks, lunch etc.)


Information

For more information about DofE Volunteering, follow the links below:

DofE Webpage Link – Leaders

eDofE Bitesize for Leaders

eDofE Bitesize for Assessors

Training

DofE e-induction Course

Letters/Forms

Leader Letter/Application

Further Information

To ask questions regarding Bohunt DofE Award Programme, please contact the Bohunt DofE Team by clicking on the following link.

Bohunt DofE Enquiries

Follow Bohunt DofE on Twitter

Follow the Bohunt DofE Twitter account for the latest information and Expedition news.

 

Archives of 2017 Outdoor Education Programmes

Please  “Scroll Down” on  this page to find DofE Programmes – Specific Information Section.

Registration of Interest

The requests to register an interest in Y8 Camp, Y9 Bushcraft, Y10 DofE Bronze Award, and DofE Silver Award are now visible from 1-31 October 2016  in the School Gateway, please tick the consent box to register an interest, on behalf of your son/daughter as appropriate. Should you have any problems seeing this please email into enquiries@bohunt.hants.sch.uk.

Update: Registration of interest for 2016-17 Season closed 31 October 2016.

Latest Information and Updates - Dated: 21 May 2017 - PLEASE READ

Kit and Equipment Loans for DofE Bronze Practice Expeditions- (Information update 21 May 2017)

Teams are requested to complete an return the following forms as appropriate:

Full details are included within the form:

Parent/Student Information Meetings – (Information update 09 May 2017)

Dear Parents , Carers and Students,

Please find links to the presentations from the recent Outdoor Education Information Evenings.

Year 8 Camp – Meeting held Monday 8 May 2017 (6.00pm to 6.40pm)

Year 9 Bushcraft  – Meeting held Monday 8 May 2017 (7.00pm to 7.40pm)

Watch the Bushcraft video!

Year 10 DofE Bronze – Meeting to be held Tuesday  9 May 2017 (6.00pm to 6.40pm for Expedition 1 and 7.00pm to 7.40pm for Expedition 2)

2017 Bronze Expedition Information Evening_V2

Please refer to the Outdoor Education wepages for information and updates on all our programmes,

Link to Outdoor Education :

Best wishes

The Outdoor Education Team

 

( Update from 6 May 2017)

Further to information previously supplied  we need to change the forthcoming Year 8 Camp, Year 9 Bushcraft, and Year 10 Bronze DofE Information Meetings for Parents and Students.

Attendance is reccommended although a copy of presentations wil be posted on the Outdoor Education webpage following each meeting.

Revised dates and venues are now as follows:

Monday 8 May 2017

Year 8 Camp – Information Meeting ( 6-6.40pm)

Year 9 Bushcraft – Information Meeting   (7-7.40pm)

In Sports  Hall 1 ( Overflow in MPH)

 

Tuesday 9 May 2017

DofE Bronze Expedition 1 – Information Meeting ( 6-6.40pm)

DofE Bronze Expedition 2  – Information Evening ( 7-7.40pm)

 

Dates of DofE Bronze Events:

DofE Bronze Expedition 1

  • For Teams a, f, h, i, j, n, o, q, r, w, x, y, z, aa, bb, dd, who will participate on the following:
    DofECompression Training  Day on Fri 19 May 2017 – (13:45-16:30 pm)
    DofE Bronze Practice Expedition 1 on Saturday 10/Sunday 11 June 2017.
    DofE Qualifying Expedition 1 on Friday 8/Saturday 9 September 2017.

DofE Bronze Expedition 2

  • For Teams, b, c, d&p, e, g, k, l, m, s, t, u, v, cc, ee, ff, who will participate on the following
    DofE Compression Training  Day on and Fri 26 May –  (13:45-16:30pm)
    DofE Bronze Practice Expedition 2 on Thu 22/ Fri 23 June 2017.
    DofE Qualifying Expedition 2 on Sat 16/Sun 17 September 2017.

DofE Bronze Training Tasks and Reminders

Information of the Outdoor Education Webpage:  http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/faculty-areas/it-computing/outdoor-education/

Students have been tasked to  scroll down to the DofE Specific Information Area and study the information provided in the “Kit and Equipment ” and “Cooking and Expedition Food” sections ahead of further training after the Easter break.

Students are reminder that they have deadlines to complete their Practice and Qualifying Expedition, Maps and Route Cards.

DofE Silver Information

We are urgently  chasing Loaned Kit Returns

Congratulations to DofE Silver participants involved in the Practice Expedition.

Students who still have loaned  kit, such as rucksacks,  please return it, promptly .

 

Year 8 Camp

We confirm that we are now running a reserve list for all new applications for Year 8 Camp.

Camps, Dates and Tutor Groups

Camp 1             Mon 19 to  Wed 21 June 2017           Tutor groups: A, C, D, D1, E, G, H

Camp 2             Wed 21 to  Fri 23    June 2017          Tutor groups: O, R, S, SK, T, W

 

Thank you

Best wishes,


Our Vision

Our vision for outdoor education is to help students develop responsibility, resilience and independence. Through a structured programme of adventurous activities, they’re encouraged to explore, dream and discover.

Our outdoor education and enrichment programme begins in Year 7 and goes right through to Year 11 and beyond. As well as being great fun, these activities provide a challenge, boost self-esteem, improve confidence and build relationships – all vital skills and qualities for success in everyday life.

For details of our outdoor education programmes, including our ever-popular Year 8 Camp, Year 9 Bushcraft and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, please click on the links below.

The Big Expeditions

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2015 Big Expeditions  to Greenland and Kyrgyzstan

42 intrepid explorers from Bohunt School in Hampshire returned in August 2015  from their unforgettable journeys to Greenland or Kyrgyzstan with stories of polar bear dens, camping on glaciers, crazy Kyrgy markets and lost guides. This was a once in a lifetime experience for the four teams of 14 – 16 year olds; three of the teams went to Kyrgyzstan where they were focused on teaching nomadic herders to speak English and trekking in the remote peaks, whilst one team went to Ammassalik Island on the east coast of Greenland to do scientific research for CERN in the wilderness.

Following programme launch and candidate selection by written application and interview the chosen students faced numerous challenges over the 21 month lead-in, including training sessions in appalling weather in the Lake District in March and fundraising over £3000 each to fund their trip. The money was raised in a variety of ways, for example organised events with guest speakers, gig nights, hosting the Kendal Adventure Film Festival, busking and selling cakes – every penny helped!

Shaf Hansraj Head of Outdoor Education at Bohunt and a teacher on the Kyrgyzstan expedition said:

“At every stage of the expedition the students in my team never failed to impress and I speak for all the staff involved when I say how proud we were of the students, whether they were overcoming the challenges of language and culture or the big physical challenges of trekking at altitude. The students resilience and humour carried them through this expedition in an environment which would challenge even seasoned travels much older than them.”

Neil Strowger, Headteacher of Bohunt School, said:

The conditions and the financial commitments have proved really challenging to the students. However, their determination, their positive attitude and our high expectations of them have meant that they have had incredible experiences in the Arctic or Kyrgyzstan. These expeditions have given our students a chance to develop their resilience and resourcefulness. They are now confident leaders who stand out.

For a full report of the 2015 Big Expeditions click: BigExped_BohuntSchool

Aims of The Big Expeditions:

  • Once in a lifetime opportunity to visit unique, remote and pioneering locations.
  • Social and technical skills development.
  • Student  responsibility, resilience and independence development.
  • Learning about other cultures, peoples  and the environment.
  • Enterprise skills development.
  • Personal and team challenges.
  • Involvement in scientific research with leading organisations.
  • Participation in local community development projects
  • Adventure and having an amazing experience.
  • To Explore, to Dream, to Discover.

2017 Big Expeditions

In 2017 Bohunt School are looking to send one team to Greenland, two teams to Kyrgyzstan and three teams to Mongolia

For more info contact Philip Avery, Associate Headteacher, on enquiries@bohunt.hants.sch.uk

Parent Network

Click here for a facility for parents to share information about fundraising events, venues and dates.

Year 8 - Camp

Please find links to the presentations from Parent and Student  Information Evenings.

Year 8 Camp Information Evening ( Camp)   – Meeting held Monday 8 May 2017 (6.00pm to 6.40pm)

Year 8 Camp Information Evening ( Launch)

Registration of Interest in this trip is now closed. Anyone applying to go on Year 8 Camp now will be put on a “Waiting List” pending a place being available.

Finance requested deposits during December 2016, and will request other payments , as per advised  payment schedule.

Camps, Dates and Tutor Groups

Camp 1             Mon 19 to  Wed 21 June 2017          Tutor groups: A, C, D, D1, E, G, H        Ferny Crofts  Scout Activity Centre

Camp 2             Wed 21 to  Fri 23    June 2017          Tutor groups: O, R, S, SK, T, W            Ferny Crofts  Scout Activity Centre

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre link: http://www.fernycrofts.org.uk/

Year 9 - Bushcraft

Please find links to the presentations from Parent and Student  Information Evenings.

Year 9 Bushcraft  – (Camp)  Meeting held Monday 8 May 2017 (7.00pm to 7.40pm)

Presentation : Year 9 Bushcraft Camp 2017 v3

Watch the Bushcraft video!

Year 9 Bushcraft  Information Evening ( Launch)

Presentation: “http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Year-9-Bushcraft-Camp-2017-Launch-Pres.pdf”>year-9-bushcraft-camp-2017-launch-pres

Registration of Interest in this trip is now closed. Anyone applying to go on Year 8 Camp now will be put on a “Waiting List” pending a place being available.

Finance requested deposits during December 2016, and will request other payments , as per advised  payment schedule.

Trip Date:

Y9BC – Sun 18 – Tue 20 June 2017, The Bushcraft Company , Oxfordshire

Arrive at School on Sunday for  8.00am

Year 10 - DofE Bronze Award

Please find links to the presentations from Parent and Student  Information Evenings.

Year 10 DofE Bronze( Expedition) Meeting held Tuesday  9 May 2017 (6.00pm to 6.40pm for Expedition 1 and 7.00pm to 7.40pm for Expedition 2)

 

DofE Bronze Award Information Evening ( Launch)

Registration of Interest in the Programme is now closed. WE are not accepting any further DofE Bronze applications for the 2017 programme.

Finance will requested deposits during December 2016, and will request other payments , as per advised  payment schedule.

Providing deposits have been received, DofE registrations have been made  and Welcome will be available for collection by students from 30/01/2017.

Welcome Email

Providing a deposit has been made, students will receive a “Welcome to the DofE”  via their school email . Included in this email will be information on logging in to eDofE and completing details of the DofE Planner. ( Please also refer to “The getting started section of this webpage , below……..watch the instuctional videos)

Welcome Packs and Information

DofE “Welcome Packs” will be available for collection by participants from Monday 30 January 2017. Participants will seen to sign  for receipt of thier pack and students will not  be permitted to collect packs on behalf of other students.  Please note, the “Welcome Pack” is not essential to starting DofE, as all relevant information is available on the dofe website and Bohunt Outdoor Education website. ( Refer to getting started section below)

Afterschool Expedition Training.

Training will begin in February, we will provide a schedule one we have all teams formed, Training will be on an Wednesday or Thursday evening after School, and there will be 1 or 2 sessions per month as required. Most sessions will be from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, however the two mapping sessions will be 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

Schedule

  • Wed 8 March 2017 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm : Mega-mapping for the Practice Expedition (Cohort 1)
  • Thu 9 March 2017 –  3.30pm – 6.30pm : Mega-mapping for the Practice Expedition (Cohort 2)
  • Wed 22 March 2017 – 3.30pm – 6.30pm : Mega-mapping for the Qualifying  Expedition (Cohort 1)
  • Thu 23 March 2017 –  3.30pm – 6.30pm : Mega-mapping for the Practice Expedition (Cohort 2)

Please Note:

  1. Students are permitted to bring cold snacks and drink for mega=mapping sessions.
  2. During afterschool training sessions, ‘normal school’ rules apply, in terms of engagement, behaviour, discipline and respect.

Trip Dates:

Bronze Practice Expedition 1 – Sat 10/Sun 11 June 2017,  The New Forest, Camping at Ferny Croft Scout Campsite.

Bronze Practice Expedition 2 – Thur 22/Fri 23 June 2017,  The New Forest, Camping at Ferny Croft Scout Campsite.

Bronze Qualifying Expedition1 – Fri 08/Sat 09 September 2017, South Downs, Camping at West Dean Scout Campsite.

Bronze Qualifying Expedition 2 – Sat 16/Sun 17 September 2017, South Downs, Camping at West Dean Scout Campsite.

Year 11 - DofE Silver Award

DofE Silver Award Information Evening

Presentation: 2016_7_silver-programme-launch_v5-update

Registration of interest letter: letter_home_silver_registration-on-interest_v02v3  (Please note deposit request will now  be during November)

Registration of Interest Form: generic-participant-registration-form

Registration of Interest for this Programme is now closed. We are not accepting  any further applications on the DofE Silver 2017 Programme.

Finance requested deposits during December 2016, and will request other payments , as per advised  payment schedule.

Providing deposits have been received, DofE registrations  at Silver Level have  be made  and Welcome Packs have been  distributed.

Students have now formed  themselves in to teams of 6 or 7 and afterschool training has started.

Afterschool DofE Silver Expedition Training Schedule ( Revised to provide better fit with period 7) 

  • 24 Jan 2017 – 1 hour  (3.30. 4.30pm)– Icebreaker/Teambuilding/ Compass work
  • 31 Jan 2017 – 3 hours (3.30pm > 6.30pm) – mega mapping for practice.
  • 14 Feb 2017 – 3 hours (3.30pm > 6.30pm) – mega mapping for final. Also information on food and cooking.
  • 28 Feb 2017 – 1 hour – (3.30. 4.30pm) – Micro Nav.(Cancelled)
  • 06 March 2017 – 1 hour (3.30. 4.30pm) – General Presentation
  • 28 March 2017 – 1 hour ( 3.30pm > 4.30pm) – Pre-Exped ( Health , Safety , Wellbeing,  County Code etc)

Please Note:

  1. Students are permitted to bring cold snacks and drink for mega=mapping sessions.
  2. During afterschool training sessions, ‘normal school’ rules apply, in terms of engagement, behaviour, discipline and respect.

Trip Dates:

Silver Night Navigation 1 – Fri 17 March 2017, Alice Holt, near Farnham

Silver Practice Expedition 1

  • Now – Sun 2 – Tue 4 April 2017 in Ashdown Forest. ( Campsites: Blacklands Farm / Broadstone Warren)

Silver Qualifying Expedition 1 –  Mon 3 – Wed 5 July 2017, now in the  the New  Forest. (Day 1 overnight night stay at wild camp sites.)

6th Form - DofE Gold Award

DofE Gold for Bohunt Alumni

Please be advise that we will not be facilitating  a DofE Gold  Award for Bohunt Alumni for the 2016/17 Expedition Season

Bohunt 6th Form – DofE Gold

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