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Unfortunately, all of our expeditions, including canoeing, are now cancelled. This includes potential practice and assessed expeditions. This is due to the City of Edinburgh Council issuing strict guidelines stating no residential excursions can be undertaken before May 2021. There are three different options for how you will proceed past this point so please read the update document carefully and let me know if you have any questions. This document can be found in Files on the Silver DofE Team page. It is titled: DofE Expedition update CV19 22.06.20. Please contact me at colleen.hohs@jamesgillespies.edin.sch.uk if you have any questions.

Last edited on Monday 22/6/2020
First posted on Monday 22/6/2020
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Hello! A new document has been uploaded to the links and documents section under the General DofE documents tab. This document has information about changes that have been put in place to help DofE candidates continue on with their program while we are under the current restrictions due to CV19. Information will be coming in the near future about expeditions and we are aiming to do what we can to limit the disruption to your award completion. Please continue to check the website frequently. Thanks! Mrs. Hohs

Posted on Wednesday 13/5/2020
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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 on Tuesday 21/4/2020
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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 on Tuesday 21/4/2020