2014 enrolment evening presentation

Report
Ardent Adventure Trust
DofE Group
Welcome
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Introduction
• Independent not for profit community
trust
• Staffed entirely by volunteers
• Affiliated to WAYC
• Solihull MBC licensed
• Bronze, silver and gold award groups
• £1Om Public Liability Insurance
• Licence to operate from Arden Academy
• Open to all qualifying participants
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Team
• Team DBS/ child safeguarding/
DofE trained
• Leaders all hold BEL expedition
leadership qualification (or
equivalent)
• Senior leaders Mountain Leader
trained
• First aid qualified and competent
•
Incredibly
experienced
team
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Meet the team
• Paul Spencer – Coordinator, Gold and Silver lead, BEL,
REC first aid, DofE assessor, ML trained, BCU Coach
• Martin Fortune – Bronze lead, BEL, first aid, DofE
assessor, ML trained
• Doug Finlay – Bronze lead, BEL, first aid, DofE
assessor
• Richard Leach – Silver lead, BEL, first aid
• Diana Dawson – Silver lead, first aid, open country
validation
• Richard Tubey – Volunteer, first aid
• Mark Routledge – Volunteer, first aid
• Sara Jaskiewicz – Volunteer, first aid, Safe Guarding
Officer
• Jane Porter – Volunteer, first aid
• Colin Winstone - Governance
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DofE...
It’s up to
you...
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Bronze
• Age 14 for Bronze (some flex)
• You have to complete the
following sections:
– Skill
– Physical
– Volunteering
– Expedition
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Bronze
• Skill section
• Physical section
• Volunteering section
– Two for 3 months
– One for 6 months
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Bronze Expedition
• Plan and complete 2 day, 1 night
venture, including 6 hours of
planned activity each day.
• Practice
• Assessed
– Practice – 18th & 19th April 2015
– Assessed – 6th & 7th June 2015
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Silver
• Age 15 for Silver (some flex if
already have Bronze)
• You have to complete the
following sections:
– Skill
– Physical
– Volunteering
– Expedition
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Silver
• 6 months Volunteering
• 6 months for either Skill or Physical
• 3 months for the Skill or Physical not
done for 6 months
• If you are a direct entrant (not
previously completed Bronze), you
must do an extra 6 months in either
of the sections you do for 6 months
(i.e. one section will take 12
months).
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Silver Expedition
• Plan and complete 3 day, 2 night
venture, including 7 hours of
planned activity each day.
• Practice
• Assessed
– Practice –2nd 3rd & 4th May 2015
– Assessed – 17th 18th & 19th July 2015
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First Aid
• Before doing practice expedition:
– Must complete first aid and other
training at Monday evening sessions
• Before doing assessed expedition:
– Satisfactory practice expedition
– Must complete at least two of the
other sections and be well on the
way to completing the third
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Places
• AAT will take a maximum of 36
participants for Bronze, 30
participants for Silver and 16
participants for Gold.
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Cost - Bronze
• The cost of doing the Bronze Award
with AAT
£160 which includes:-
• AAT costs – insurance, licences, compulsory
volunteer training and registrations, academy &
container hire
• Tracking equipment
• Solihull MBC and DofE fees
• Consumables
• 2 x 2 day expeditions
• Purchasing and maintenance of loan equipment
for expeditions
• Loan equipment includes tents, cooking
equipment, roll mats, group shelters,
rucksacks, maps, compass, whistles, dry bags,
first aid kits, waterproofs etc.
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Cost - Silver
• The cost of doing the Silver
Award with AAT
– £185 which includes:• Same as Bronze
• Plus extra day on each expedition
• Expedition costs are non refundable – a
place is a cost
NOTE: Expedition costs exclude transport to and
from expedition areas at all award levels. You
will need a sleeping bag, boots, suitable outdoor
clothes.
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What we require from you
• Commitment & enthusiasm
• Attend every term time Monday evening
• Lots to learn – first aid, map & compass,
camp craft
• Some classroom style activities
• Skill, physical activity and volunteering
No
No No mobile phones
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What next?
• Take the application pack
• Refer to DofE website and research YOUR DofE
statement. This is critical if we are over
subscribed.
• Return completed forms by post to arrive by 6pm
on Sunday 21st September 2014 (i.e. 6 days)
• Together with a cheque for the full fee (£160 or
£185) which will be returned if you are
unsuccessful (i.e. we will not cash the cheques)
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Important
All future correspondence will be by email therefore
the email address that you supply needs to be
printed carefully and needs to be one that someone
(preferably an adult) looks at each day.
All participants that are initially accepted are taken
on a provisional basis, previous awards need to be
finalised and the three non-expedition sections
entered and approved onto eDofE again by the
deadlines set by individual group leaders.
Failure to comply with this may result in places
being forfeited on those on any reserve list offered
the place.
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What happens then?
Bronze & Silver
• No meeting next week (22 September)
• You will be notified in any event by
email and if we are unable to offer you
a place (any cheques will be returned)
• First session 7:30pm Monday 29th
September at Arden Academy Library
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Gold – Do you have what it
takes?
• Age 16
• 12 months volunteering
• Physical and skills 12 months on one, 6 months on
other
• 3 day practice water based expedition
• 4 day water based expedition in wild country
(Scotland)
• 5 day residential
• No direct entrants at AAT (unless under subscribed)
• Cost is £525 to include all water based training, 9
session programme and 2 expeditions.
• To include canoes and all water based equipment,
paddles, bouyancy aides, dry bags, safety lines,
helmets, wet weather gear.
• Separate informal meeting after this session.
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Website
For further information on doing
your DofE
www.DofE.org
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www.facebook.com/ardentadventuretrust
www.twitter.com/ardentadvtrust
And finally…
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