Regular participation in Archery can meet the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme requirements for the Physical Section.
Through an individual programme of activity every participant needs to demonstrate progress in achieving their own goals.
Paul Hilderley, an Archery GB Level 2 qualified coach is the Club’s assessor for Club members taking part in the DofE Award Scheme. Paul can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are four simple stages to completing the DofE Physical section.
Stage 1 – Preparation
Before starting your Physical section participants need to agree their personal goals / objectives with their DofE scheme leader and Paul as the assessor. A Programme planner is available to download.
Example goals could include:
- Learn the basic archery techniques and improve through regular participation and sharing
- Train for and compete in an Archery competition
- Work towards and achieve a relevant Archery award or Classification (e.g. obtain an Archery GB or local progress award)
- Improve Archery Handicap
Stage 2 – Training
If new to archery participants will need to complete an Archery GB beginner course which can also be included as part of the activity.
Stage 3 – Activity
Participate regularly (at least 1 hour a week on average) and record activity and progress on a Physical Activity Log. The activity log for printing can be downloaded – DofE Activity Log Physical
Stage 4 – Assessment
To complete the programme participants will need to meet with Paul to share their activity log and talk about what they achieved. Paul will then arrange to complete the assessment via the online eDofE.