The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award - Adventurous Journey GOLD
Time & Location
About The Event
Enrol now in our open Duke of Ed Hillary Award adventurous journey for Gold.
We can also do the following dates:
30 Nov - 4 Dec
7 - 11 Dec
14 - 18 Dec
GOLD ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: GOLD AJ - PRACTICE OR QUALIFYING
Duration: 4 days
Student Numbers: Groups of between 4 - 7 students. We need minimum numbers of 4.
Cost: TOTAL $352 per person inclusive of GST.
High quality facilitation, assessment, administration, course materials, specialist equipment, supervision, links to industry
Cost incurred in sending someone home
Loss or damage of equipment or facilities.
Payment: Buy a ticket on the Enrolment page
We are unable to refund last minute cancellations.
Transportation: Transport is not provided to the Boyle. Travel arrangements should be made between participants, carpooling where possible.
Withdrawal: If a student withdraws from the course within 14 days of the start date, or is sent home once it has commenced, the full cost is payable plus the cost of the journey home. Places cannot be cancelled within 14 days of the start of the course. The school will be invoiced to recover any costs incurred.
Food: Food is planned by the participants, preferably in pairs - an evening meal, breakfast & two lunches.
Students are required to take ownership over the preparation of meals, the cleaning and washing up and other duties associated with the meal-time. This is part of the assessment.
Clothing & Equipment: A ‘Gear List’ of required clothing and equipment can 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.
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 a mountain 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/Facilitation: This 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 www.register.worksafe.govt.nz for further details)
Planning: Each participant must have completed a Qualifying Silver Adventurous Journey before doing the GOLD Training.
Gear List: Items marked * can be borrowed from the Boyle
Wet weather gear
Boots or sturdy trainers
Sun Hat & sunscreen
Cooker & Fuel*
First Aid Kit
Food for the day
- Gold Practice$352$3520$0
- Gold Qualifer$352$3520$0