APRIL 2020

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Unfortunately, due to the circumstances, we have had to cancel the rest of our DofE sessions for the year as well as our practice expeditions for June. We will keep our September dates as is and I will communicate as soon as I have clarity about what will happen regarding practice/assessed expeditions. This is for both walking and canoeing expeditions. As mentioned in our meeting, continue to work on any skill or physical for the time being as possible and I will keep you updated as we receive more information. If you need anything from me re:DofE between now and when we next meet, please email me at colleen.hohs@jamesgillespies.edin.sch.uk
Posted Wednesday 18 March 2020

Hello- the dates for our Silver practice and assessed expeditions have now been confirmed. We are running the practice expeditions over the course of two separate weeks due to other school trips and to avoid any clashes. This is also necessary for the walking expeditions as it is such a large group this year.

The dates are as follows:
Silver practice walking expedition:
  • 3 groups June 15th-17th (priority will be given to groups with members going on the German exchange)
  • 2 groups June 22nd-24th (priority will be given to groups with members going on the Cern trip)

Silver assessed walking expedition:
  • 2 groups August 31-September 2nd
  • 3 groups September 7th-9th

Silver practice canoeing expedition:
  • 1 group June 16th-18th (Tuesday-Thursday)- (priority given to group with members going on the German exchange)
  • 2 groups June 22nd-24th- (priority will be given to groups with members going on the Cern trip)

Silver assessed canoeing expedition:
  • 3 groups September 7th-9th

Please see Mrs. Hohs, Ms. Forbes or Ms. Hand as soon as possible if there are any issues with the above.
Posted Wednesday 19 February 2020

Welcome back from prelim leave. This is a reminder that there is a Silver DofE mandatory meeting on Tuesday February 4th as well as the Friday afternoon route planning session on Friday February 21st. These are both essential to route planning and expedition preparation.
Additionally, anyone who has yet to complete Bronze needs to do so ASAP. Please check your eDofE to see what you still need to do any complete any outstanding sections.
Posted Thursday 23 January 2020

Here is the link to the paper tracking resources as well as ideas for your different sections as discussed last Tuesday. I’d suggest you all start using these to track your progress until your Silver eDofE accounts are activated. https://www.dofe.org/resourcescentre
Posted Friday 15 November 2019

As a reminder, all DofE silver deposits for the 2019-2020 group must be received by Sunday November 17th in order for you to undertake your DofE this year. Please see Mrs. Hohs if there is a problem with this. Additionally, please bring your enrolment forms in to the meeting Tuesday November 19th to get your Silver profiles created. Thanks.
Posted Friday 15 November 2019

The £100 deposits for Silver DofE participants is due on ParentPay by Friday November 1st. The payment of this deposit will confirm your space on the practice and assessed expeditions. Thank you.
Posted Tuesday 8 October 2019

There will be a meeting for all parents/carers of students interested in completing the Silver DofE beginning 2019/20 at JGHS. This will be held in the forum at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 17th September and will be an opportunity to get information about the program, meet our activity provider and ask any question you may have. Pupils are also welcome to attend.
Posted Thursday 12 September 2019

Volunteering opportunity:
The Green Team are a charity that works with young people in and around Edinburgh aiming to connect people with nature, each others and themselves. They run a variety of different programmes for people from all backgrounds and ages. Two of their programmes; Green Volunteers and Green Angels are suitable for completing volunteering and skill sections for DofE and are available for young people aged between 12-18. Both these programmes run at the weekends during term time and involve some conservation work. See www.greenteam.org.uk for details.
Posted Wednesday 4 September 2019

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