Silver Award

Silver is an option for our current Year 11s and Year 10s.

Silver timescales:

Volunteering section: 6 months

Physical and Skills sections: one section for 6 months and the other section for 3 months

Expedition section: 3 days/2 nights - Training Day, Practice and Qualifying Expeditions

If you didn’t do Bronze, you must undertake a further 6 months in either the Volunteering or the longer of the Physical or Skills sections.

How much does it cost?

The cost of registering for the award is £35. This covers your welcome pack, an administration charge to Hertfordshire County Council and school's administration charge. To apply for a place (current Year 11/10 students only) please download the application form from the bottom of this page (or collect one from Mr Taylor in IT3) and return to Student Reception with a cheque before December 11th 2016.

The other costs are for the expedition which is £300, if completed with school. The other sections costs will depend on what you choose to do.

School Silver Expedition Dates 2017 (Year 11s only)

Training Day: 4th - 5th February 2017

Practice expedition: 31st – 3rd March 2017 (Peak District)

Qualifying expedition: 7th – 10th July 2017 (Oxfordshire)

School Silver Expedition Dates 2018 (Year 10s)

Dates to be confirmed.

If a student is unable to attend the school expedition, there are many other opportunities on offer; full details can be found on the DofE web site. Here you will find a list of Approved Activity Providers (AAPs) who do “open expeditions”. Any student can apply to do these expeditions in their own time and still complete their award with school.

Find AAP’s here:

For more information about the award visit:

To contact the DofE leaders Mrs Kirby and Mr Taylor please email:


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