Night Hike Nov 16: a happy success with 5 groups of award leaders cruising through the delightful forests up Leith Hill on a stupendous night with a beautiful moon and great views of Dorking, Reigate and the Wembley arch across to London (you can see the arch if you look closely at the pic with the view). Groups were spot-on with their navigation and had an enjoyable time. Well done and well sung!
The Award Presentation evening is Friday 25 April 2013. To be sure of getting your award at that evening you must finish your award by the DEADLINE.
The deadline for completing your award (Bronze, Silver or Gold) is Friday FEBRUARY 14 2014* before half term. To get your award you must, by then, have…
submitted for approval all sections on eDofE and updated everything.
assessors comments written and scanned into eDofE and submitted for approval as an assessors comment
written in AIMS and GOALS on your expedition section and handed into the dofe office your EXPEDITION REPORT
returned all KIT
Any sections incomplete or dates or activities inconsistent with the rules cannot be accepted. Please check WELL before the deadline to see if your award is OK and update eDofE NOW to ensure success!
*Bronze students doing first aid and Silver students doing sign language have an extended deadline which is Friday 14 March
Bronze 4th year First aid starts Tuesday 4-5pm Meet Dance Studio 4pm: attendance at all sessions registered and compulsory (dates below)
L6 GOLD award leaders D1 4-5:30pm
Sign Language: 4pm usual venue
ALL dofe students MUST be submitting all their activities for approval and finishing eDofE sections by submitting them for approval as soon as possible.
KEEP Friday April 25 7pm FREE for RGS annual Award Presentation evening
Update: GOLD alternative training hike date has changed: we are now looking at Sat 14 June – Tues 17 June: I will confirm this at the L6 meet Thursday.
new FOLLOW @RGSDOFE ON TWITTER! KEEP UP TO DATE!
This term is all about targeting your DofE activities outside school and getting up to date with eDofE. Bronze dofe 4th year students should aim to complete their Bronze award by Christmas and sign up their edofe pages for approval soon thereafter. You must complete Bronze to start Silver..which will start next term, around Jan.
Tuesday 5 November meets:
L6 Award leaders: meet D1 4:00-5:30pm every Tuesday this term!
U6 Award leaders: please meet for debrief re-leadership at 4:00pm D1: this will be about 20mins.
5th Form: sign language continues as usual
4th Year bronze start First Aid Tuesday 12 November
Night Hike L6 award leaders Fri 15 November 4-10pm
Also: L6 please meet this THURSDAY LUNCHTIME 1:30pm for briefing on what will happen about your GOLD dofe expedition.
The Gold training expedition due to leave Monday is now cancelled due to severe weather forecast on departure and ongoing stormy conditions in the mountains we are visiting for the rest of the week.
I will try and contact everyone involved but please spread the word.
A suggested alternative date is around 10-14 July. Keep this free.
Call me or email me or text me if you would like more info.
Whilst uncertainty exists over track and intensity there is a rising risk of a potentially severe storm developing in the SW and crossing the UK towards the NE over Sunday night and Monday. This storm, propagated by an extreme 180mph stingjet over the English Channel, could bring severe southerly gales with gusts possibly even up to 60mph for much of the south, especially bad towards the SE, including Reigate and near coasts and south of the M4. Storm Force 11 winds will occur in the Channel. Whilst this is still uncertain it will obviously cause disruption if the worst case occurs.
Whilst winds are due to die down fairly rapidly during Monday, especially further west, the conditions overnight Sunday- Monday may cause disruption to our intended departure and much of our intended route to Wales. Whilst wind speeds are due to ameliorate further west during the day they will still be significant and any fallen trees or damage and delays could be significant if this turns out to be as severe as we are expecting.
PLEASE watch forecasts and school will make a decision in due course as to how travel plans are affected and what we will do in that event.
CHECK rgs.to/weather for details.
The Silver DofE 5th form had an active day last Friday doing team building activities in Tilgate Park. They had fun doing mountain biking, raft building and canoeing. Well done to them, they were a superb bunch all day despite the rain and cold in the afternoon. Many thanks to Anne Sharp for these great photos of the day!