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Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Begin your Duke of Edinburgh adventure with the Bronze Award. You can take part if you are at least 14 years old. Sessions begin in autumn 2017.

It costs £95 to take part and includes your welcome pack to get you started.

What you'll do

Volunteer in the community: 3 months

You'll volunteer about 1 hour a week doing something to help you community. For example, you could help out a charity shop, animal rescue centre or be a marshal at your local park run.

Do a physical activity: 3 months

Time to get physical! You'll start a new sport or progress in your existing sport or activity for an average of 1 hour a week. Set yourself a goal and go for it.

Develop a skill: 3 months

Discover a hidden talent and a new passion. For example, learn how to code a website from scratch or make pottery. It takes 1 hour a week to develop a new skill or improve an existing one.

You have to complete a further 3 months in the volunteering, physical or skills section. You can decide which one to do for 6 months.

Hiking expedition: 2 days /1 night

As part of a team, you’ll plan and complete fun and challenging expeditions. You'll navigate and hike in the countryside, camp under the stars, cook in the outdoors and be self-sufficient. The practice and qualifying expeditions take place in the spring and summer.

Locations

You can take part at venues across Essex:

Get in touch

If you need more information, email youth.work@essex.gov.uk