“Having delivered DofE expedition training since 1993 I can say with 100% confidence that the Sam Sykes team deliver a truly world class educational outdoor experience. Importantly, Queen Anne’s girls feel confident the moment they meet the friendly, super experienced and highly qualified Sam Sykes instructors. Flexible and competent administration support, equipment used and coaching throughout Bronze, Silver and Gold Award expeditions is simply the best I have witnessed”
Gary Blunt – DofE Manager – Queen Annes School, Caversham
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For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at any level are endless.
It’s difficult to list all the benefits of a gold expedition here… You should definitely know how much fun you’ll have. How pushing yourself to do new activities will help you to grow in confidence and, develop useful skills. Why meeting new people, and forming a team, will inspire you and, lead to lasting friendships. And how a DofE Award can give you the edge when you apply for college, university or a job.
The Duke of Edinburgh award programme is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. By completing your planning, training, practice, and qualifying, as many of our participants say, it’s life-changing.
With nationwide expeditions and a range of exciting activities, our Gold package is the ultimate DofE adventure.
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“At gold level I feel the students have gained many generic skills that should foster an appreciation of the outdoor environment and a desire to undertake many more expeditions in the future.”
Nick O’Loughlin – Arnold School
What food to bring on a DofE expedition
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One of the four mandatory sections of the DofE, the expedition is one of the most memorable experiences in many young people’s lives. Team work, resilience and navigation skills come to the fore. It’s fun, character-building and inevitably involves at least one animal encounter. Enjoy this short snapshot made up of DofE participants vlogs. Thank you to all that contributed!
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Talking to schools, colleges, businesses and charities, when it comes to proving you’ve got what it takes, participation in the DofE simply cannot be beaten
Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about our wide-ranging, worldwide services that give young people the opportunity to embark on the adventure...
What kit do you need to bring on a DofE Expedition? Our video gives DofE expedition participants a break down of the 'Personal Kit' they'll need to pack
This is a handy summary for everyone about to do their DofE qualifying expedition. Talk to your DofE Leader if you have any questions or need further advice
To better enjoy your DofE Expedition - Bring filling, healthy, and most importantly, tasty meals. The following are some of our recommended meal ideas for:...
Approachable, available, obviously had lots and lots of experience of doing DofE… I would definitely recommend Sam Sykes.” Michelle – Beech House School
"I had not realised what a difference it would make having an expert with us who took away the stress and worry of looking after DofE award groups."
A fantastic DofE Gold Horseback Expedition - Your expedition will take you straight out into the hills and will offer a real sense of true adventure.
Planning & organisation | Experienced, qualified instructors | Exemplary safety systems | All group kit | All areas of the DofE syllabus covered
Inside you’ll find everything you need to know about our wide-ranging, worldwide services that give young people the opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
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