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Sat, 25 Sept



GOLD Duke Of Edinburgh TRAINING

Take on a 1 Day Duke of Edinburgh Training Session to upskill and prepare for your Gold Adventurous Journeys!

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GOLD Duke Of Edinburgh TRAINING
GOLD Duke Of Edinburgh TRAINING

Time & Location

25 Sept 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm NZST

Christchurch, Spencerville Road, 110 Heyders Road, Christchurch 8083

About The Event

This day at Spencer Park will see participants tackling a mix of both practical and theoretical components for their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Training sign off. Skills in Navigation, Outdoor First-Aid, Camp-Craft, Trip Planning and Tramping Ettiquette will be taught, and put to the test so that you can feel prepared for action, ahead of your Adventurous Journey. A stong team focus, emphasis on leadership and a fun engagement with the natural spaces of Ōtautahi's backyard will also be key to the day's success. 

Prerequisites: Please note - Individuals taking part in this training session must have completed their Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award beforehand and be signed off to begin their Gold.  

All specific activity gear will be provided by the Boyle but a 'Personal Gear List’ of required clothing and equipment can also be provided if required – please ask. 

The Boyle has an extensive store of clothing and equipment, which can be borrowed by the students.

Emergency Contacts: The emergency contact person at the Boyle will be the Manager 03 315 7082 / 022 438 2952

The participants must enroll via the online link above as soon as possible to provide emergency details.

Outcomes: This course provides students with the opportunity to train for the GOLD DofE Adventurous Journey in an outdoor environment. The expected outcomes are for the students to:

• develop communication skills, team-work and a feeling of self-worth

• develop self-confidence, initiative and self-reliance

• learn recreational outdoor skills in order to be prepared for the Practice Journey

• experience fun and exciting activities gaining skills in the outdoors and a gain a sense of individual

and group achievement

Instruction:        Training will be provided  by qualified and experienced instructors who are employed by the Boyle once they have proven that they meet ‘the Boyle standard.’ Each January they participate in six days of in-house training and development. Police checks have been undertaken. 

Supervision: Supervision is provided by the Boyle Staff. Students will be supervised by instructional staff whilst on the Journey. This may be Remote Supervision for Qualifying Journeys. Students are required to follow the instructions given by all staff and are being assessed during this part of the programme for their commitment to the principles of the Award.

Code of conduct: Students are expected to abide by the standard school rules and regulations for the duration of the course. Alcohol and drugs, including cigarettes, are a safety risk and are definitely banned from the Boyle and its programmes. 

Sleep is an important component of a safe course. A tired body or brain is potentially dangerous. All students will be expected to respect the needs of others and be quiet between 10pm and 7am. 

Students have the opportunity as part of a group to establish a contract for group behaviour, deciding how they want to work together for the duration of the course.

For the safety of all, students must follow all instructions given by the Boyle Staff.

Risk Disclosure: Because the course is about adventure in the outdoors, there is some risk associated with the environment and some activities. The risk provides for positive outcomes, but there is also the possibility that some harm could befall a student. Managing risk is crucial to the quality of the Boyle experience and Boyle Staff are experienced in this. Students are expected to take part in the process of risk management and be actively involved and responsible for the safety of themselves and others. The Boyle Staff will implement the Boyle Safety Operation Plans and Risk Management systems during the course. 

The Boyle has OutdoorsMark safety accreditation. (See for further details)

Not Included: 

- Travel

- Food

- Cost incurred in sending someone home

- Loss or damage of equipment or facilities.


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