Programmes for Schools
We run a comprehensive programme of expeditions for schools with the aim of making running DofE both easy and enjoyable
for you and your school.
Initially, we come into school to discuss your requirements and design a programme that meets your needs and maintains your school's philosophy. We are then on hand to help you promote DofE in school, meet participants, attend parents evenings and answer any questions. We complete all paperwork required for the expeditions to go ahead and meet DofE requirements.
Before your training or expeditions commence, we provide you with template letters for parents (if required) and consent forms for completion. Participants have access to a personal webpage specifically designed for your school with all the information that they need for their programme along with a range of training resources to enhance learning in participants own time. Expedition training can be linked to a variety of curriculum areas, as can expedition aims, projects and final presentations.
We offer expeditions throughout the UK as well as overseas and pride ourselves on being able to find a location that suits your needs:
Bronze and Silver: You don't have to go miles away from school for a fantastic expedition. There are many great locations just next door to urban areas that allow participants to journey and operate self-sufficiently, as well as a host of venues away from everything!
Gold: There really is something for everyone with the wide variety of terrain that the UK National Parks have to offer: from chilled out, rolling terrain to challenging mountains and everything in between. Alternatively, join us in France in the rolling hills of Provence or the beautiful mountains of Mont Blanc...pupils can practice their language skills too!
Have a look at our locations maps for some ideas or let us know your preferred location.
We operate a transparent pricing policy so that you know exactly how much each child has to pay from the start - there are no hidden extras:
- For UK programmes: £40 per person, per day
- For overseas programmes: £55 per person, per day
All of our DofE expedition prices (both UK and overseas) include:
- In-school meetings to discuss your needs, meet staff, pupils and parents;
- Comprehensive pre-expedition information and resources for participants included on a private school web page;
- Completion of all paperwork required for Operating Authorities and Expedition Panels;
- Template letters (if required) and consent forms for parents;
- Comprehensive training covering all aspects of the DofE syllabus;
- Supervision throughout from qualified and experienced instructors;
- DofE Accredited Assessors for qualifying expeditions;
- Bunkhouse and campsite fees;
- Free use of high quality group equipment: tents, stoves, fuel, maps, group shelters, first aid kits;
- A post expedition review with participants and leaders.
Examples of programmes that have previously worked well for schools:
5 days = £200.00 per person
7 days = £280.00 per person
11 days = £440.00 per person