Curriculum > Enrichment
If you are in Year 9 - Year 13 have you thought about starting you DoE Award? By doing your DofE at Oriel High School, you're in for an amazing adventure and masses of fun as you take part in a range of activities, all leading to the achievement of an Award that's recognised by universities and employers alike.
What is the DofE all about?
A DofE programme is a real adventure from beginning to end. It doesnt matter who you are or where youre from. You just need to be aged between 14 and 24 and realise theres more to life than sitting on a sofa watching life pass you by.
You can do programmes at three levels, which when completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Bronze award - aimed towards our Year 9s and 10s (14yrs +).
Silver award - aimed towards our Year 11, 12s & 13s (15yrs +).
Gold award - aimed towards Year 11, 12s and 13s ((16 yrs +)
You achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections (five if you're going for Gold) - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, Expedition and for Gold, a Residential.
You'll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter,developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only).
The best bit is - you get to choose what you do!
Your programme can be full of activities and projects that get you buzzing, and along the way youll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
If you need any further information, talk to your DofE Leader (Miss Mann) in the Youth Wing on Wednesday's or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Expedition Information for Oriel Students
Before you go out on an expedition organised by Miss Mann and Miss Pooley you will need to have read the below information about Food & Nutrition.
Also you can hire equipment from Miss Mann. Please see attached form about hiring out equipment for your expedition.
|Activities Week Trip to Paris 2011|
|Beach Volleyball in Brighton|
During early July every student at Oriel has the opportunity to take part in an enrichment activity as part of our annual Activities Week.
Activities include, Paris Arts trip, Belgium Music trip, Extreme Sports residential to Nottingham, London extravaganza, mountain biking, comic book workshops, Thorpe Park & Chessington trips, Cadbury World & Alton Towers trip, Astronomy, Outward bounds, World War 1 history trip, Marine biology, plus others.
All students in Year's 7 - 10 are able to select up to three choices at the start of the Autum term. The students are then notified if they got their 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice. Activities Week is very popular with all our students and staff.
The students have acted as excellent representatives for the school and themselves when taking part in many of the activities staff provide for them, both home and abroad. The week is hard work but great fun.
|Year 7 Students get ready for the Zip Wire activity|
At the start of Year 7 all students are invited to attend a three day residential trip to a PGL Activity Centre in the south east of England. The purpose of this enrichment activity is to offer a truly outstanding student experience in their first few weeks at Oriel High School. Our annual trips to a PGL centre offers significant opportunities to experience learning in a new environment with many new friends. This trip directly supports work done in school to support smooth transition from Primary or Middle school. The focus of the trip is on developing self-esteem, peer support, confidence and positive attitudes which will contribute to raising motivation and achievement - in school and beyond.
These trips always offer a packed and enjoyable programme. Activities have included, Raft building, Archery, Zip wire, Fencing plus many others. Feedback from our Year 7 students has always been positive, and that is why this residential has become an annual event in the school calendar.
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ "The broad school curriculum meets the needs of students with progression routes to sixth form and pathways to higher education. Together with the annual summer activities week, the varied and wide-ranging enrichment programme and opportunities to perform and participate in sport, students spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is promoted strongly". (OFSTED, 2012)
"The broad school curriculum meets the needs of students with progression routes to sixth form and pathways to higher education. Together with the annual summer activities week, the varied and wide-ranging enrichment programme and opportunities to perform and participate in sport, students spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is promoted strongly". (OFSTED, 2012)
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