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)