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 11 / May 2018

(Last updated 11/05/2018) – 

Dear Parents, Carers, and Students,

We wish to notify you about the following Outdoor Education  Information Meetings.

Please be aware that to fit with other School events we have needed to revise some of our previously published dates.

If you are unable to attend, information will be posted on the Outdoor Education Website

Outdoor Education Website can be found at:  http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/faculty-areas/it-computing/outdoor-education/

We recommend all parents, carers and students do attend, as it will give you a chance to ask questions and discuss any queries you have.

Year 8 Activity Camp
Year 8 Activity Camp Information Meeting –  Thursday 10 May 2018 (6.00pm to 6.40pm) in Sports Hall 1.

Link to Y8 Activity Camp Presentation: Year 8 Camp 2018 v1

Year 9 Bushcraft
Year 9 Bushcraft Information Meeting – Thursday 10 May 2018 (7.00pm to 7.40pm) in Sports Hall 1.

Link to Y9 Bushcraft Presentation: 2018_Y9BC_May_Presentation_ v01

Year 10 – DofE Bronze Expedition 1 – Teams: 1, 3. 5. 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21. 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31
Year 10 DofE Bronze Expedition 1 Information Meeting  – Wednesday 9 May 2018 (6.00pm to 6.40pm) in Sports Hall 1.

Year 10 – DofE Bronze Expedition 2 – Teams: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 32.
Year 10 DofE Bronze Expedition 2 Information Meeting  –  Wednesday 9 May 2018 (7.00pm to 7.40pm) in Sports Hall 1.

Link to DofE Bronze Expeditions Presentation: 2018_DofE Bronze Expedition Presentation – FULL

 

Other Information.

Due to the Inset Day on 14 June 2018, Kit Collection for Students on Expedition 2 will now be Wed 20 June 2018, (3.30pm to 4,30pm in the MPH)

Thank you for your understanding,

Best Wishes,

The Outdoor Education Team

OEP Previous Information &  Updates

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:

Providing a deposit has been received participants have:

  • received their “Welcome to the DofE” email via their School email.
  • their eDofE Account set up, and know their username.
  • collected their “DofE Welcome Pack” from the library.

DofE Expedition Training we plan to start late February/early March, and will tell you when nearer the time.

In the meantime,  participants need to:

  • log into their eDofE Account and fill in their planner for their Physical, Skills and Volunteering Sections.
  • get on with, their Physical, Skills and Volunteering Sections.  It’s to participants benefit to get these done, now.
  • get themselves organised into teams of 7, if not already done so.

Participants should visit the Outdoor Education webpage, http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/faculty-areas/it-computing/outdoor-education/ for information and updates.

Ahead of the Expedition training starting we recommend that participants look at the information and links within the “Maps, Compasses and Bearings – DofE Bronze Homework 1” section.

Year 11 DofE Silver 2018

What’s happening now and next:

Providing a deposit has been received participants have:

  • had Silver level added to your eDofE Account.
  • collected their “DofE Welcome Pack” from the library.
  • organised themselves into teams.
  • attended training sessions, and met their Training Supervisor
  • started to work on their routes and route cards for both Practice and Final Expeditions.

EXPEDITION TRAINING

The Next  DofE Expedition Training is Wednesday 7 March  2018  – 4.30pm to 6.30pm in I-Block rooms 11,12, and 13

ALL PARTICIPNTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL EXPEDITION TRAINING SESSIONS

If students  have a valid reason not to attend this or any other training session please email dofe@bohunt.hants.sch.uk with your name, TG, and reason.

Further training sessions will

  • Wed 14 March 2018 – 4.30pm to 6.30pm (This session will include Kit Collection)
  • Other dates to be confirme

The above  in I-Block rooms 11,12, and 13, unless otherwise advised.

Things participants need to do. (if not already done so)

  • get their Bronze level Award completed.
  • log into their eDofE Account and fill in their Silver level planner for their Physical, Skills and Volunteering Sections.
  • get on with their Silver  Physical, Skills and Volunteering Sections. It’s to participants benefit to get these done, now.

Participants should also visit the Outdoor Education webpage, http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/faculty-areas/it-computing/outdoor-education/ for information and updates.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE DIARY 

Year 12 DofE Gold 2018 ( 6th Form and Alumni)

Providing a deposit has been received participants have:

  • had Gold  level added to their eDofE Account.
  • organised themselves into 3 walking teams  and one ‘on-bikes’ teams.
  • attended an informal Saturday  Gold meeting  and training session 1, and met their Training Supervisors/Leaders
  • started to work on their routes and route cards for both Practice and Qualifying Expeditions.

DofE Walking Expeditions are planned as follows:

  • Gold DofE Night Navigation  ( Will be included in the Practice Expedition)
  • Gold DofE Practice Expedition – Wed 16 to Sun 20 May 2018 on Dartmoor.
  • Gold DofE Qualifying Expedition – Fri 12 to Mon 15 October 2018  in the Brecon Beacons.

DofE “On-bikes”  Expedition for G4 Team , status as follows:

  • Seeking information from organisation who have run or plan to run Gold DofE “on-bikes’ Expeditions.

Gold DofE Participants need to:

  • complete DofE Silver level, if not already done so.
  • log into their eDofE Account and fill in their planner for their Physical, Skills,  Volunteering and Residential  Sections.
  • get on with, their Physical, Skills, Volunteering and Residential  Sections.  It’s to participants benefit to get these done, now.

Participants should visit the Outdoor Education webpage, http://www.bohunt.hants.sch.uk/faculty-areas/it-computing/outdoor-education/ for information and updates.

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 participatiing 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 persistence, commitment and personal development.

 

  • Section durations at Bronze level are:
    • Volunteering – 3 months.
    • Physical – 3 months.
    • Skills – 3 months.
  • All participants must undertake a 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 Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

 

  • Many Skills, Physical and Volunteering opportunities 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 started 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 favourite 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 any sport, dance or fitness activity to get fitter, keep fit, and get better at it! You could play for your local hockey team or learn to dance or take up something 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 symbols with Simon King and Ordnance 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 be  available soon.


DofE Silver Qualifying Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will available soon..


DofE Bronze 2017 Programme - Route Card Templates

DofE Bronze  Training Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will be available in April 2018.


DofE Bronze  Qualifying Expedition – Route Card Templates 2018 Programme

2018 Templates will be available April 2018.


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

Follow the links:

DofE Kit Guide:

Kit List – Walking Expeditions  

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

Waterproof Clothing:

Technical Clothing and Inner Layers:

Walking Boots and Socks:

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

Rucksacks and Packing:

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

Sleeping Bags and Mats:

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

Tents:

First Aid, Wash Kit, and Tools

School Kit Loans

Teams are requested to complete and 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 and 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 street 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

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      • 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.

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