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S3 DOFE Expedition Presentation

Thanks to all the parents and carers who attended the recent Parent & Carer – Expedition Information Evening on Tuesday, 12th March @ 7pm.

For those that missed the presentation the key messages were:

Practice Expedition – Wed & Thurs 27th & 28th March

  1. DOFE students are out of school on the 27th & 28th March to complete their practice DOFE expedition. Students are required to make their own way to Strathaven (ML10 6 DU) on Wed, 27th March for 10am. They should come prepared for a day of hillwalking including bringing all of their kit, plenty water, lunch, snacks, waterproofs, a hat, sun cream (see kit list below).
  2. The expedition kit collection date is Tuesday, 19th March at 5pm (Apologies, the time has changed to 5pm to 6pm). Kit is issued from the Fairweather Hall (near Asda in Newton Mearns). On collection of the kit, students are required to hand in a £50 deposit in a sealed envelope with the students name written on the front. The deposit can either be in £50 cash or  a cheque made payable to East Renfrewshire Council.
  3. Students will need collected from Williamwood High School on Thursday, 28th March from 2pm onwards. Students will message parents/carers when nearing Williamwood High School.
  4. Students will need to return their kit in on Tuesday, 2nd April at 4pm. Students should clean and dry all kit to ensure they do not lose their deposit. All tents should be wiped down with a damp cloth then hung up to dry . All Trangia stoves should be scrubbed clean using a brillo pad.  Trangia stoves should not be put in a dishwasher. All sleeping bags should be washed and dried.

Assessed Expedition – Thurs & Friday 16th & 17th May

  1. Students should meet staff at Barrhead train station at 830am on the Thursday morning. Students do not need to buy a train ticket.
  2. Students will travel to Drumfrochar train station, with staff, where their assessed expedition commences.
  3. Students will return to Barrhead train station on Friday, 17th March at around 4pm, where they can be collected or dismissed.
  4. Students are responsible for all the kit that they borrow. They should wipe down their tent with a damp cloth then hang it up to dry. Their Trangia stove is scrubbed clean using a brillo pad. Trangia stoves should not be put in a dishwasher. Their sleeping bag should be washed and dried.
  5. The expedition kit collect & return dates will be confirmed in due course.

DOFE Progress

All DOFE students should have all three sections (Physical, Skill & Volunteering) fully completed by the May expedition. 

  1. For more DOFE updates, including progress on our expedition, please follow our Barrhead High DOFE Twitter account:  @Barrhead_DOFE

Further info:

DOFE Presentation: DOFE Expedition (MARCH) Presentation 2024

Lyme’s Disease leaflet: Lymes Disease Leaflet

DOFE Expedition Kit List: Expedition_Kit_List (1)


Mr Boag

DOFE Coordinator


DOFE Parents/Carers Presentation

Thanks to all the parents and carers who attended the recent S3 Parent & Carer – Expedition Information Evening.


Please find the presentation and other useful documents below:

  1. DOFE Intro Presentation (OCT22) – Bronze
  2. programme-ideas-Physical-1
  3. programme_ideas_-_skills
  4. programme_ideas_-_volunteering

If you missed the meeting, students should familiarize themselves with the requirements of the Bronze DOFE Award using the PowerPoint presentation above.

Students can start their DOFE award right away. To do this they need to choose an activity from each of the three sections above, ask an adult to be their assessor; one assessor per section and starting making a note of the activity they undertake.  this can then be uploaded into their edofe accounts when these are setup.

If any student is unsure how to progress with their DOFE Award, then they should speak to Mr Boag ASAP.



S3 DOFE Parent/Carer Information Presentation

To all S3 Duke of Edinburgh students:

Our DOFE Parent & Carer Information Presentation will take place on Wednesday, 11th October @  6.45pm.

All students should have access to our S3 DOFE Google Classroom (GC), and the online meeting will take place using the posted link in the Google Classroom.

The main focus of the meeting is to familiarise parents/carers with the requirements of the Bronze DOFE Award, including costs and timescales.

It is imperative that students do not attend this meeting by themselves. Typically, students that are supported at home, and in school, go on to achieve the Bronze DOFE Award. We, therefore, request that students join the meeting accompanied with a parent or carer.

Still time to join

If any S3 student has not had a chance to sign-up for DOFE, they should see Mr Boag ASAP. All S3 students wishing to undertake DOFE this year should attend this meeting.

DOFE Twitter

For up-to-date information on the Bronze DOFE group, please follow us on twitter @Barrhead_DOFE.

As always, further information on completing DOFE can be found on the website:

S4 DOFE – Kit Return

For all S4 DOFE Students:

Thank you to those that managed to return their kit yesterday.

If you still have your kit at home, can you bring it into school on Friday, 29th Sept.  More details are on our DOFE Google Classroom.