UPDATE RE: CORONAVIRUS

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, we at Breconshire DofE will be suspending all planned activities in March, April and May.

 

NEW PROPOSED DATES:

 

Silver Practice 10th - 12th July

Gold Practice 11th - 14th July

 

Silver Assessment  20th - 22nd August

Gold Assessment 20th - 23rd August

 

Please could you let us know your availability for these dates.


Duke of Edinburgh's Award Levels

Bronze Award

The Bronze Award is open to young people aged between 14 and 25. Here at Breconshire we usually start with young people in year 10. It will take a minimum of 6 months to complete.

SILVER AWARD

The Silver Award is open to young people aged between 15 and 25.  It will take new participants a minimum of 12 months to complete but those who have completed their bronze first can finish in 6 months.

GOLD AWARD

The Gold Award is very prestigious.  It is open to young people aged between 16 and 25. It will take new participants a minimum of 18 months to complete, but those who have completed their Silver could complete in 12 months.


News

Gold Residential Opportunity

The Prince's Trust Cymru are running a 5 day 'Get Started with Outdoor Activities' programme running in Tonyrefail on Monday 16th March. If you want to participate they are holding a taster day on Tuesday 10th March at their office in Tonyrefail (16 Mill Street CF39 8AA) between 11-2pm.

 

Travel costs can be reimbursed by Princes Trust and they will pick people up from Pontypridd train station.

 

For more information contact one of the following:

 

Simon Stockton – Email: simon.stockton@princes-trust.org.uk or Tel: 01443 808510 or 07436 582252

 

Jon Davies – Email: jonathon.davies@princes-trust.org.uk

 

 

Donna Davies – Email: donna.davies@princes-trust.org.uk or Tel: 01443 808510 or 07919 380145

 

Volunteer Bureau

Brecon Volunteer Bureau will be open until 5pm on a Tuesday as from the 1st June if you want to call in about volunteering opportunities.  The lady there is called Francesca.

Our philosophy

Huntingdon House is a Community Interest Company which is based in Brecon.  We believe that the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme should be open to everyone.  Therefore we will welcome anyone who wants to register at our centre to do their award.  We provide support and help where we can, especially to those who may find doing their Award financially challenging.

 

All of our leaders are volunteers and give up their time freely to support the young people with their expeditions and other sections of the award.  We therefore keep our costs to a minimum and do not make a profit.

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New participants

To register for the 2019/20 season please fill in a registration form and send it back to us along with your payment.

Download
DofE Information Letter
This details what potential participants need to do.
Letter of Enrollment.doc
Microsoft Word Document 71.5 KB
Download
DofE Registration form to be given back to us with payment
ALL participants even those who have been with us before must fill out and pay before you are registered onto your award.
DofE Enrolment Form.doc
Microsoft Word Document 366.0 KB
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Privacy Policy
This sets out how we use your personal data.
Privacy Policy.docx
Microsoft Word Document 59.0 KB

Timetable for DofE 2019/2020

Activity Date Time Venue
Bronze Registration Forms to be in  4th October 2019 4:00-5:00pm Huntingdon House
Participant Parent's Evening 10th October 2019 6:00pm Time slot 1
7:00pm Time slot 2
Huntingdon House
Silver Registration Forms to be in 11th October 2019 4:00-5:00pm Huntingdon House
Gold Registration Forms to be in 11th October 2019 4:00-5:00pm Huntingdon House
Bronze Training/Route Planning 18th - 19th January 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

Both Days

Huntingdon House
Silver Route Planning 26th January 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm Huntingdon House
Gold Route Planning 26th January 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm Huntingdon House
Silver Navigation Training TBC    
Gold Navigation Training TBC    
Silver Practice Expedition 10th - 12th July 2020  9:00am  
Gold Practice Expedition 11th - 14th July 2020  9:00am  
Bronze Training/Route Planning TBC    
Bronze Overnight Training 27th - 28th June 2020 TBC TBC
Silver Assessment Expedition 20th - 22nd August 2020 9:00am TBC
Gold Assessment Expedition 20th - 23rd August 2020 9:00am TBC
Bronze Assessment Expedition 12th- 13th September 2020 9:00am TBC