IDEAS FOR THE RESIDENTIAL SECTION
Full details about the requirements of the residential section can be found on the residential page of the DofE website. The DofE website also has a list of residential opportunities which are open to anyone.
Cambridgeshire County Council - Bushcraft Residential
7th - 11th August 2019
Bushcraft is a popular term for wilderness skills and is about thriving in the natural environment, and the acquisition of the skills and knowledge to do so. Bushcraft skills include fire lighting, shelter building, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making, among others.
Cambridgeshire County Council - Foxton Locks
22nd - 26th October 2019, £95
Foxton Locks is a beautiful place steeped in history with a strong team of volunteers managing most of the day to day tasks. This residential project involves helping out this wonderful national charity with various tasks for the benefit of all the visitors and the waterways users. The site is centrally located with good access from the A14 and M1 trunk roads. The closest railway station is Market Harborough (about 6km from Foxton) which has a direct line to London and Leicester. The residential is a mixture of volunteering and learning about the UK waterways, how they operate now and how they operated during the 1700, 1800 and 1900s.
The outline plan and application form can be found here.
Grafham Water Centre
Perry, Huntingdon PE28 0GW
Tel: 01480 810521
Grafham are offering residential opportunities at their multi-activity centre throughout 2016/2017. Their courses offer participants the chance to complete National Governing Body awards in sailing, paddlesports or climbing. Further information can be found on their website.
Stibbington Centre - A Taste of Teaching
If you are considering a career in primary education this course will give you a ‘Taste of Teaching’ whilst achieving the residential aspect of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award. In addition to providing the valuable practical experience often required when applying for teaching courses, it also develops curricula and theoretical knowledge, ensuring that you will stand out from other candidates!
Further details can be found on the DofE Opportunity Funder - https://www.dofe.org/opportunity-finder/article/a-taste-of-teaching/