Duke of Edinburgh Award

Ideas for the home (Volunteering)

– Virtual volunteering https://www.thesubath.com/volunteer/virtualvolunteering/

– Missing maps project

– If you are a Young Carer, your caring responsibilities can count for your volunteering. The Assessor should be a professional who is supporting you with your caring role, ideally from a Young Carers Project or Social Work/Youth Work departments. Young Carers should also be encouraged to contact their nearest Young Carers Project

– Prepare some sessions for future Beaver, Cub, Rainbow, Brownie or youth group meeting for once they resume

– Prepare some resources to be used by the younger members of your youth group to be sent home to parents online to help them during isolation

– Prepare some meal parcels, go shopping or walk the dog of people who are affected by coronavirus

– Skype talk / face time / WhatsApp call to the elderly neighbour to keep them from being isolated

– Maintain Facebook or Instagram page / websites for a local group or charity


Ideas for the home (Skills)

– Join the virtual youth orchestra if you already play an instrument
https://showcasemusicschool.com/virtualorchestra– Learning sign language
https://www.british-sign.co.uk/– Learn first aid with St John Ambulance https://www.sja.org.uk/globalassets/documents/dofe/dofeselfteachworkbook.pdf– Cooking; learn to cook and serve a different meal each week/cook a meal using only what you have– Learn to play an instrument – use YouTube or other online videos to help you– Complete a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in an area that interests you– Learn to knit, sew or crochet– Make birthday / greeting cards – learning to do decoupage or print screen

– Learn some DIY skills – help out with any jobs at home

– Learn to garden – set up a vegetable or herb plot at home

– Create an app to help with online learning for primary students

– Learn to conjure / do magic tricks

– Learn coding and programming skills online

– Research your family: set up a family tree online and use resources to find out more about them – call your family to chat about their memories and family stories – ask them to send copies of birth and death certificates to help you in your research – how far can you go back?

– Reading; write and share a book review of each one you read

– Painting, drawing or model making

– Table top gaming

– Film making or vlogging

– Learn to build a website

– Put up a birdfeeder and learn about the birds coming to your garden

– Meditation – Headspace app

Ideas for the home (Physical)

– Complete the couch to 5k, or many of the other NHS fitness sessions
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/– Do PE with Joe Wickes the Body Coach, erevy moring at 9:00am
https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1– Do an hour’s YouTube fitness video each week (you can try Bootcamps, pilates, dance routines and more)– If you’ve got a garden, do some circuit training– Get out on your bike in your local area – use an app to track your routes to upload as evidence on eDofE– WiiFit games– Sport skills (i.e. practising skills to develop in your favourite sport)– Yoga (you could also use YouTube tutorials)– Fitness challenges (e.g. 100 press up challenge, plank challenge, step challenge)