Duke of Edinburgh Award Training
Dates and locations: You choose,
Duration: 3 hours; usually after school 16:00-19:00.
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Our Duke of Edinburgh Award Training provides good foundations in all fields of the Adventurous Journey awards. We focus on hands-on practical requirements before going on camp.
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Social Nature Movement understands that you learn best when you are being challenged in a fun and encouraging environment! We deliver course content through hands on activities that allow you to practice the skills that you will need for your expeditions in the bush. Our Duke of Edinburgh Award Training has you will safely experimenting before setting out for your journey.
Considering that, we have developed our Duke of Edinburgh Award Training to provide you with the required outdoor knowledge and skills in a way that ‘makes sense’. It is our aim for each student to come away from one of our training days having had fun and feeling well prepared for their Practice Journey.
We have designed great Duke of Edinburgh Award Training Days taking place at school or in a local park. It is a small day walk with a BIG focus on learning.
At Bronze and Silver levels, there is an alternative to do your training online. However, you can only do the online training once eg: if you do online training at Bronze level, you must do practical, hands-on Duke of Edinburgh Award Training at Silver and Gold Levels. This helps you survive and thrive in New Zealand's great outdoors.
Participants must train all parts of the Common Training Syllabus to suitable levels of The Duke of Edinburgh Award. That enables them to journey safely in the environment in which the qualifying journey will take place. The Common Training Syllabus that our training aims to provide you in good foundations in the following topics cover:
o First Aid and emergency procedures.
o An awareness of risk and health and safety issues.
o Navigation and route planning.
o Campcraft, equipment and hygiene.
o Food and cooking.
o Country, Highway and Water Safety (as appropriate).
o Observation and recording.
o Team building.
o Proficiency in the mode of travel.
o Environmental Impact and Awareness.