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    Cookery Residentials with Cookability - CHRISTMAS 2017 SPECIAL


     

    Join us for our Christmas Special!
    17 – 22 December, 2017 Cost £625

     

    A fun and flexible Five Day Cookery course which includes accommodation, tuition, ingredients and all meals in a comfortable country setting near Taunton, Somerset.

     

    This course is designed to encourage and develop culinary confidence and is suitable for 16 - 24yrs in preparation for self-catering or working in a Chalet. Recipes covered include family favourites, dinner party dishes, a huge variety of snacks/canapés, cakes, cookies, desserts etc and student friendly uni-survival food! All diets catered for. With well over 100 recipes each week there will always be something new to learn including safety in the kitchen, store cupboard essentials, healthy eating and use of leftovers.

     

    For more information please call Tricia Samways on 01823 461394 or Venetia Cameron-Rose on 01823 432419.
    Visit www.cookability.com to see the venue and dates.
     

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    D of E Cookery Residentials with Cookability - in business since 1997!


    As this is our 20th Anniversary year – FREE COURSES are offered to anyone aged 16 – 24 whose parent has attended a CookAbility Residential course - we would really love it if someone takes us up on the offer!!

     

    For more information please call Tricia Samways on 01823 461394 or Venetia Cameron-Rose on 01823 432419.
    Visit www.cookability.com to see the venue and dates.
     

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    Do your Gold Residential with Orchards Cookery School – November and December 2017


    Orchards Cookery is a multi-award winning cookery school (including Cookery school of the Year, Best English Cookery School…) that specialises in training and recruiting Chalet Cooks, but also offers an Off to University Course and a Dinner Party Course. The courses are intensive (with more than 100 different dishes covered on a 5 day course) and are lots of fun, each day concluding with a dinner party.

     

    Over 140 DofE candidates come through the school each year to complete their Residential section.

     

    The Orchards is family run and is situated on a farm in the heart of England near Stratford-upon-Avon. Class sizes are small with 8 students in a kitchen with the fun of up to 48 young people staying at the school.

     

    Orchards Cookery also helps its students with recruitment enabling young people to gain paid employment in ski chalets, private houses, shooting, hunting and fishing lodges, holiday villas and yachts etc.

     

    For further information please call Isabel on 01789 490 259 or see: www.orchardscookery.co.uk



    Courses run almost every week of the year but below are a few of the five day courses:

    30 October 2017 - 03 November 2017 (£995)
    06 November 2017 - 10 November 2017 (£995)
    13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017 (£995)
    20 November 2017 - 24 November 2017 (£995)
    27 November 2017 - 01 December 2017 (£895)
    04 December 2017 - 08 December 2017 (£795)
    11 December 2017 - 15 December 2017 (£795)
    18 December 2017 - 22 December 2017 (£995)
     

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    Do your Gold Residential with Orchards Cookery School – September and October 2017


     

    Orchards Cookery is a multi-award winning cookery school (including Cookery school of the Year, Best English Cookery School…) that specialises in training and recruiting Chalet Cooks, but also offers an Off to University Course and a Dinner Party Course. The courses are intensive (with more than 100 different dishes covered on a 5 day course) and are lots of fun, each day concluding with a dinner party.

     

    Over 140 DofE candidates come through the school each year to complete their Residential section.

     

    The Orchards is family run and is situated on a farm in the heart of England near Stratford-upon-Avon. Class sizes are small with 8 students in a kitchen with the fun of up to 48 young people staying at the school.

    Orchards Cookery also helps its students with recruitment enabling young people to gain paid employment in ski chalets, private houses, shooting, hunting and fishing lodges, holiday villas and yachts etc.

     

    For further information please call Isabel on 01789 490 259 or see: www.orchardscookery.co.uk

    Courses run almost every week of the year but below are a few of the five day courses:

    04 September 2017 - 08 September 2017 
    09 October 2017 - 13 October 2017 
    16 October 2017 - 20 October 2017 
    23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017 
     

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    Become a Befriender for Leonard Cheshire Disability


    We are looking for volunteer befrienders throughout the UK to support disabled people who use our services to have more fun!

     

    You will support people in the social aspects of their lives. As little as one hour per week could make a massive difference to someone’s life, whether it’s having a chat, playing games, or venturing further afield to have fun in the community and attend events.

     

    You can join our befriending team on your own or as a group at most services. We will do all of the necessary checks and you will receive all necessary training from our fantastic volunteer coordinators.

     

    There are no special skills required – as long as you are enthusiastic, we would like to hear from you.

     

    To find out which service is closest to you, complete our contact form: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/node/2895
    Or phone Jocelyn on 07793801512
     

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    Leonard Cheshire Disability


    Become a Befriender for Leonard Cheshire Disability

     

    We are looking for volunteer befrienders throughout the UK to support disabled people who use our services to have more fun!

     

    Contact Jocelyn on 07793801512 

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    The Walking and Climbing Company Ltd


     An open DofE expedition in the mountains of Nepal

     

    Dates: 20th - 30th October 2017

    Cost: £1150

    Contact: sbaer@walkingandclimbing.co.uk or 0771 8755 031 

     

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    Hampshire County Council: 3 Peaks in 3 Days Challenge Sunday 6th August – Thursday 10th August 2017


    Are you looking for a challenge?


    Do you want to feel like you are on top of the world?


    Do you want to climb the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales?

    £500 for Hampshire Residents
    £550 for Non-Hampshire Residents


    What is included?
    Transport from Hampshire with pick ups at Cherwell Valley Services or Knutsford Services and activities en-route.
    All meals.
    Guided walk with a qualified Mountain Leader.
    Accommodation in hostels.
    Day traveling to Scotland including activities en-route, day exploring Fort William, day for climbing each of the mountains and then travel home after Snowdon. 

     

    For a booking form please contact Emma Meekums on:
    emma.meekums@hants.gov.uk
    or call: 01962 891640

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    Volunteering opportunity with the Reading Agency


    Receive up to £750 to develop an idea to get young people reading

    Do you have a great idea to inspire other young people to read more? The Reading Agency are offering £750 to support projects from groups as part of their volunteering section: https://t.co/BNRsfSNHXG

     

    In 2017, Reading Hack will be offering up to £750 each to six groups of young people (aged 13-24) to help them develop a project or idea that will encourage other young people to read more.
    We're looking for fun, exciting ideas that will appeal to young people who don't find reading enjoyable, or don't see its value. It might be an event, an app, a short film, an anthology of creative writing or something else entirely – anything your group thinks will encourage others to read for pleasure. This opportunity isn’t limited to existing Reading Hack groups – we want to hear from everybody!

     

    The deadline for applications is Monday 20th February – you can find out more about the Call for Ideas and how to apply here.


    For this opportunity to count as a DofE volunteering activity you must make sure that it is structured to fulfil the time requirements of the volunteering section. Speak to your DofE leader about this before applying.
     


     

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    Ocean Youth Trust South - Sailing Residential 2-8 July 2017.



    Cuxhaven to Copenhagen, 6 nights, £525 per person (excluding travel to and from boat)


    Ocean Youth Trust South is charity which uses Adventure Under Sail as a personal development opportunity for young people aged 12-25, taking them to sea in our 30-metre vessel Prolific. A voyage in Prolific allows you to cover all the essential areas for your Residential Project, all conducted within a relaxed, informal environment. You will learn a great deal - but you will also have a fantastic time!

     

    This voyage has been partly-booked by an international school group with an average age of 12, but we want to add some older crew members to strengthen the crew and help to mentor and support the younger ones on this exciting cruise from Germany to Denmark via the Kiel Canal and the Baltic – making it an ideal opportunity for a Residential!


    Doing your Residential on board a voyage in Prolific will give you the opportunity to:
    - meet new people
    - experience an unfamiliar environment
    - build new relationships and show concern for others
    - work as part of a team towards shared goals
    - accept responsibility for yourself and others
    - develop communication skills
    - show initiative
    - enjoy living and working with others


    Click here http://www.oytsouth.org/2017.asp to see our current sailing programme
    Contact Us: 02392 602278, office@oytsouth.org
     

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    Volunteering Opportunity: Leonard Cheshire Disability Befrienders needed in Liverpool


    The Orchard
    Woolton Road
    Liverpool
    L25 7UL

     

    We are looking to recruit people as volunteer befrienders to help us support the disabled adults who live in The Orchard home.

    As a member of our befriending team you will be supporting people in the social aspects of their lives. You can come on your own or as a group.

     

    As little as one hour of your time per week could make a massive difference to someone’s life, whether it’s having a chat, playing games, or for those over 18, venturing further afield to have fun in the local community and attend events etc.

    We are not looking for experts, just people with a willingness to join us.
    There are no special skills required – as long as you are enthusiastic, we would like to hear from you.

     

    For further information please contact John Jones
    Tel 0151 421 2705 Mob 0779 38036 59
    Email: john.jones@leonardcheshire.org
     

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    STEM World Summer School - July 2017 - Uppingham School, Rutland



    We are pleased to announce our new summer school venue is Uppingham School. Academically one of the leading schools in the UK, the school benefits from a state of the art science centre, sports facilities, and boarding houses all situated in the heart of a beautiful English town.

     

    Our dynamic academic leaders have created a rich variety of stimulating, practical STEM workshops and excursions, whilst our residential team will lead an exclusive, fun-packed social and sports programme, fully utilising the school’s state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful secure grounds. Our STEM camps provide something for everyone, with opportunities to participate in exciting hands-on practical STEM activities and space to socialise with like-minded students.

     

    Sunday 16th July - Friday 21st July 2017
    and
    Sunday 23rd July - Friday 28th July 2017

     


    Registration is on Sunday afternoon from 15:00 - 17:00.


    The Summer School finishes at 16:30 on Friday afternoon.

     


    One week res: £1260
    Sunday arrival and Friday departure

    Two week res: £2800
    Sunday arrival, middle weekend, Friday departure

     


    Please contact alison.brennan@exscitec.com for further information.
     

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    Young Enterprise - skills section activity - Start up Programme


    Start-up Programme Age 17 – 25
    Up to one calendar year

    Start-up is designed for University level students as well as students studying vocational courses in Further Education Colleges. The flexible timescale and company parameters make this programme ideal for these groups.


    This unique programme is designed to connect groups with opportunities to progress, and empower them on their journey towards employment. The programme can be run for up to one calendar year, with companies formed with 2 to 15 students.


    To Find out more about opportunities in your local area please contact info@y-e.org.uk
    or call Young Enterprise Support Centre on 01865 776 845
     

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    Young Enterprise - skills section activity - Team programme


    Team Programme Age 15 – 19+


    Up to one academic year

     

    Team is the only programme of its kind in the UK and is specially designed to help young people who have learning difficulties or disabilities learn about business and set up their own companies.


    Team is an unforgettable experience, encouraging groups of between 6 and 25 students to work together, interact with adults and grow in confidence as they set up and run their own enterprise, guided every step of the way by a personal business adviser. The programme can be run over one or two academic years, depending on school or college needs.


    To Find out more about opportunities in your local area please contact info@y-e.org.uk
    or call Young Enterprise Support Centre on 01865 776 845
     

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    Young Enterprise - skills section activity - Company programme


    Company Programme Age 15 – 19
    Up to one academic year

     

    Company Programme gives young people the opportunity to set up and run a real business under the guidance of a business volunteer. The programme can be run in or outside of curriculum time and lasts for up to one academic year.

     

    Young people make all the decisions about their business, from deciding on the company name and product to creating a plan, managing the company finances, selling to the public at trade fairs and ultimately winding up the firm and paying their taxes.

     

    Key features:
    • Age and ability appropriate printed and online resources
    • Access to YE Online where students, teachers and volunteers can access resources, guidance and manage the business
    • A locally based business adviser and Young Enterprise contact to deal with queries
    • Attend local trade fairs where teams sell their products to the public
    • Take part in competitions and/or celebration events

     

    To Find out more about opportunities in your local area please contact info@y-e.org.uk
    or call Young Enterprise Support Centre on 01865 776 845
     

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    Volunteer for a Leonard Cheshire Disability home


     

    Leonard Cheshire Disability can support you to complete the volunteering section of your Award. Volunteering includes a wide range of options, including volunteering that can be done from home.

     

    Some of the volunteering you can do includes:
    • Support regular events such as games nights
    • Organise your own event at the home (music, theatre, magic, dance, art, etc)
    • Organise an external event to support the home
    • Help out with mealtimes
    • Improvement to the homes (painting, gardening, clearing, etc)
    • Support residents to use technology
    • Help out with games, sports days, and fetes
    • If you’re over 18, you could support people to attend events or go along to venues locally
    • Help with research, admin tasks, event promotion, and fundraising

     

    The volunteer coordinator at the home will support you to plan and complete your DofE volunteering. To find out which a service is closest to you, complete our contact form: https://www.leonardcheshire.org/node/2895
     

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    Dorset County Council: Living History/Archaeology gold residential - July 2017



    Living History/Archaeology Gold Residential in the Cranborne Chase.

    Monday 24th to Friday 28th July 2017

    £ upon application

    Do you have an interest in history and archaeology and enjoy working outside?


    This unequalled Gold Residential experience will take place at The Ancient Technology Centre in Dorset alongside Dorset County Council's qualified and experienced Outdoor Education staff. The Centre is situated on a chalk hillside next to the village of Cranborne in the Cranborne Chase and houses several reconstructed buildings from the Stone Age to Viking periods. The week will include learning various tradition construction techniques (e.g. cob, thatch, carpentry and green woodworking) using authentic tools and assisting in the repair and maintenance of our buildings and site.

     

    Participants will also be given the chance to experience other “hands on” ancient skills such as traditional fire making, authentic cookery, medieval combat techniques such as sword and knife fighting, rope and cordage making, monolith moving and storytelling.


    Your accommodation will be in our fantastic Viking Longhouse.
    For more information email: dofe@dorsetcc.gov.uk
     

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    Oyster Worldwide gold residential - volunteer in an wildlife sanctuary in Thailand


    Help to conserve over 400 neglected animals in a sanctuary in Thailand. Our Thailand wildlife programme is open for volunteers aged 17+, who are interested in animal welfare and conservation.


    When?
    You can volunteer for 2 – 12 weeks throughout the year.

     

    What’s it all about?
    As part of a dedicated team, you will help to work to help protect the local wildlife in a sanctuary in Thailand. From birds to bears, there are a whole range of animals to care for, making the role of a volunteer crucial to the sanctuary’s success.

     

    How much does it cost?
    We are currently offering 2 weeks projects for £739 1 week, £914 2 weeks, £1089 3 weeks , £1264 4 weeks- additional weeks £175

     

    This includes your airport transfer to the project, 3 meals a day, accommodation, 24 hours support both in Thailand and in the UK, training and a comprehensive orientation. In addition to this, volunteers will need to purchase flights, travel insurance and bring spending money. Oyster Worldwide are ATOL protected and can book international flights.

     

    If you would like to join our wildlife sanctuary project, you can find all the information on our website.

    Alternatively, they can contact the Destination Manager, Anne, at anne@oysterworldwide.com.
     

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    Oyster Worldwide gold residential - wild elephant conservation in Namibiia


    Head to the desert in Namibia and see elephants in the wild. Our elephant conservation programme is open for volunteers aged 18+, who are interested in animal welfare and conservation.


    When?
    You can volunteer for 2 – 12 weeks throughout the year, except between mid-December and mid-January.

     

    What’s it all about?
    Join an important team that help to monitor and conserve wild elephants in Namibia. With on-going human and elephant conflicts, your role as a volunteer is vital to helping to create unity and to protect the interests of both local villagers and the elephants.

     

    How much does it cost?
    £952 2 week, £1685 4 weeks- additional weeks £733

     

    This includes your airport transfer to the project, 3 meals a day, 24 hours support both in Namibia and in the UK, training and a comprehensive orientation. In addition to this, volunteers will need to purchase flights, travel insurance and bring spending money. Oyster Worldwide are ATOL protected and can book international flights.

     

    If you our elephant conservation project, you can find all the information on our website. Alternatively, they can contact the Destination Manager, Anne, at anne@oysterworldwide.com.
     

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    Oyster Worldwide gold residential - look after monkeys and baboons in South Africa


    Look after orphaned baby monkey and baboons at a sanctuary in South Africa. Our monkey and baboon protection programme is open for volunteers aged 17+, who are interested in animal welfare and conservation.


    When?

    You can volunteer for 2 – 12 weeks throughout the year.

     

    What’s it all about?
    You will volunteer at the world’s largest primate rehabilitation sanctuary in rural South Africa, helping to nurture and protect local baboons and monkeys. As the baby monkeys are orphaned, you will act as their surrogate parent on this worthwhile project.

     

    How much does it cost?
    £647 1 week, £847 2 weeks, £1047 3 weeks , £1247 4 weeks- additional weeks £200

     

    This includes your airport transfer to the project, accommodation, 3 meals a day, 24 hours support both in South Africa and in the UK, training and a comprehensive orientation. In addition to this, volunteers will need to purchase flights, travel insurance and bring spending money. Oyster Worldwide are ATOL protected and can book international flights.

     

    If you our monkey and baboon welfare project, you can find all the information on our website. Alternatively, they can contact the Destination Manager, Anne, at anne@oysterworldwide.com.
     

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