Hampshire DofE Gold Residential

Interesting Gold residential events available to Gold DofE participants

Hampshire Outdoor Centres

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Become a Zoo Keeper at Dartmoor Zoo

Hampshire DofE, in conjunction with Dartmoor Zoo (the home of 'We Bought a Zoo'), offer a unique and Award winning 5 day zoo keeper's residential.

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This enjoyable opportunity is perfect for anyone with a passion for animals and nature conservation, or looking to study in a related area.

Where

Dartmoor Zoo and local bunkhouse

When

Monday 19 July to Friday 23 July 2021 - Sold out
Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July 2021 - Sold out
Monday 16 August to Friday 20 August 2021 - Sold out
Monday 9 August to Friday 13 August 2021 - NEW DATE
Monday 23 August to Friday 27 August 2021 - Sold out 

What's involved?

This 5-day residential combines theory with practical zoo experience, with a focus on key transferable skills.

Challenge opportunities include:

  • teamwork and small group work
  • presentations
  • leadership
  • problem solving
  • getting up close and personal with a range of animals

Price

£630

What's included?

  • Accommodation in the heart of Dartmoor National Park
  • Food
  • Transport from and to Winchester (if required)
  • All transfers to and from the zoo
  • Animal encounters
  • Animal behaviour and health
  • Animal handling and care
  • A sleepover at the zoo, providing insight into the wild world of a zoo at night
  • Fully qualified educators and senior level DZP staff

Participants feedback

“I would describe this experience as truly extraordinary and a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would definitely recommend this residential to lots of people” 
Abigail – 1094 Ely Cadets

“It was informative and helped me decide what I want to do in the future. Also I met lots of new friends”
Natasha – Kingswood School

"100% recommend. A unique and amazing experience that you wouldn't get to do at any other point"
Abi - Malvern College

Details and booking

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Residential, contact: dofe@hants.gov.uk or to book visit our booking site

Wellness Week

At the moment this residential is full, however we may be able to offer more places once more Covid guidance is available. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please email carrie.shearing@hants.gov.uk

A 5-day strength and stretch residential for young people doing their Gold Duke of Edinburgh's award, located at the beautiful Minstead Study Centre in the New Forest.

Where

Minstead Study Centre in the New Forest

Wellness week

When

Monday 16 - Friday 20 August 2021

Price

£285

What's included?

  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Evening activities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Transfers from local train station on arrival and departure day (if required)

What's involved?

  • Daily movement class focusing on core strength and awareness of good posture and breathing.
  • Classes include the use of Pilates moves, resistance band exercises and body weight exercises to strengthen and tone.
  • Daily stretch routine
  • Daily walks to one of the many beautiful locations in the local area
  • Time to relax and get to know other participants

Details and booking

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Residential, contact: dofe@hants.gov.uk or to book visit our booking site.

Introduction to Medicine

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Where

Dorset County Hospital and local bunkhouse accommodation

When

  • Monday 11 to Friday 15 July 2022

Price

£685

What's involved?

  • Specialities talks, meeting trainee doctors and medical students
  • A medical school experience
  • Practice education including patient experience
  • SIM and resus training
  • A day in the life of a junior doctor
  • Written report for your CV or UNI application
  • The work of GP’s and much more!

What's included?

  • All meals
  • Accommodation
  • Evening activities in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Transport provided to and from Winchester to Dorest County Hospital if required (other collection points available)
  • All transfers to and from Dorset County Hospital and the accommodation

Through practical workshops, lectures and seminars you will explore the industry, understand the opportunities on offer, and what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

Details and booking

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Residential, contact: dofe@hants.gov.uk or to book visit our booking site

The Landscape Project

At the moment this residential is full, however we may be able to offer more places once more Covid guidance is available. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please email carrie.shearing@hants.gov.uk

Where

The New Forest, Minstead Study Centre

When

Monday 9 to Friday 13 August 2021

What's involved?

  • Helping to give parts of the site better wheelchair access - creating and improving the existing paths to improve access to wheelchair bound visitors
  • Building raised beds and containers around the site
  • Planting seeds, bulbs and plants in the raised beds for all to enjoy

What's included?

  • Accommodation in one of the most beautiful settings in Hampshire (if required, and COVID permitting)
  • All meals
  • Evening activities
  • Transport from the train station to Minstead Study Centre on the first and last day

Cost

£150 per person

Details and booking

For more information on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Residential, contact: dofe@hants.gov.uk or to book visit our booking site.