Duke of Edinburgh Award
Rama Life offer the Duke of Edinburgh scheme to any regular attendees of our groups that are from Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall and meet the age requirements.
The picture on this page of young people on Dartmoor, is from our first year Bronze Cohort!
From September 2023, we are offering a rolling sign up programme. Once you start you have until you are 24 to complete the award level you have signed up for. All of our groups and training runs from Merriott Village Hall, Merriott, TA16 5QH
Training is provided through two ways:
1. During our term-time Skills and Social group – this runs on a Wednesday, you only need to attend the morning for DofE, but you are welcome to book for the full day.
2. During weekend sessions – this will include the opportunity to get out for a walk and stay overnight.
Registration Cost: £75
Expedition Cost: FREE
As sessions are a part of our Skills and Social group, there is the ongoing group cost of: £20 per week (term-time) for the morning group (£35 if you want to attend the full day)
Kit Cost: We try and supply as much as we can but you will likely need boots, a rucksack and some clothing (we have some clothing stores).
For more info or to sign up – just get in touch!
“The Duke of Edinburgh scheme can be a life-changing experience that foccuses on self-development, supporting the community and gaining positive experiences with friends.
14-24 year-olds can do a DofE programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
There are four sections to complete at Bronze and Silver level and five at Gold. They involve helping the community/environment, becoming fitter, developing new skills, planning, training for and completing an expedition and, for Gold only, working with a team on a residential activity.
Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries. “(Taken from https://www.dofe.org/do/what/)
What training and support is provided?
- DofE Sign up Pack
- DofE Assistant manager attending group every week for ongoing support
- Monthly training from one of our dedicated DofE leaders
What do the training sessions include?
- Basic First Aid, Health & Safety & Risk Assessing
- Stove Training & Nutrition
- Navigation & Route Planning
- Camping & Equipment
- Team Building
How old do I need to be?
You need to be in Year 9 or above which means you are turning 14 in the current academic year.
When can I get involved?
We are currently accepting registrations – just get in touch!
How much does it cost?
Total cost including expedition is detailed above.