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 (Year 11/10 students) please download the application form from the bottom of this page and return to Student Reception by 10th November 2017. Parent pay will then be set up and need paying by 20th November 2017.

The other costs are for the expedition which is £525, if completed with school. The other sections' costs will depend on what you choose to do.

School Silver Expedition Dates 2018 (Year 10s and 11s only)

Training Day: 7th April 2018 (In Derbyshire: Peak District)

Practice expedition: 7th April 2018 – 9th April (Peak District)

Planning for qualifying: 10th April 2018 (Peak District)

Qualifying expedition: 13th –18th July 2018 (Breacon Beacons)

If a student is unable to attend the school expedition, there are many other opportunities on offer. We are pleased to be using Adventure Expeditions as our Approved Activity Providers (AAP) this year and details about them can be found on their website.

Alternative providers of expeditions can be found on the DofE web site. Here you will find a list of 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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