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Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award

Continue your Duke of Edinburgh experience with the Silver Award. You have to be at least 15 to take part. Sessions start from autumn 2017.

It costs £149 to take part and includes your welcome pack to get you started.

Volunteer in the community: 6 months

You'll volunteer about 1 hour a week doing something to help you community. For example, For example, you could help your local Scout group, football club or center for people with disabilities. 

Do a physical activity: 3 or 6 months

Push your physical boundaries by setting yourself a challenge. You could look to increase your running distance or master your back-hand in tennis. Set yourself a goal and go for it by committing on average one hour a week.

Develop a skill: 3 or 6 months

Dive into a new skill you've always wanted to learn, or continue to master a skill you’re currently working on. You could learn the guitar or master a foreign language. An average of one hour a week.

You have to complete your physical or skills section within 6 months. You decide what you want to focus on.

If you haven’t completed the Bronze Award, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the volunteering or the longer of the physical or skills sections.

Hiking expedition: 3 days /2 nights

Hike the hills and peaks in the beautiful Peak District or Brecon Beacons. As part of a team you’ll plan your route and the equipment and food you’ll need for 3 days and 2 nights. You’ll use your camp craft knowledge, communication, leadership and teamwork skills. The practice and qualifying expedition 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