Residential – Bring on the Band



We have set up a residential to cater for those who have the gift, talent or interest in Performing Arts. So if you can sing and/or play an instrument, and both love and live with or for music then this is the opportunity for you! This is a different take on what the Duke of Edinburgh award is about, but is no less intense or challenging than any of the other courses that we offer.

My name is Rowan Thompson; a musician from Sheffield. You’ll be working with me on this course, looking at various aspects of the music industry and getting some unique, hands on experience of what being a musician is all about. Every day will see you engaging in music, as well as having plenty of fun and banter in a light-hearted environment. This stretches from performing in our local community, meeting successful musicians and recording in a professional recording studio.

Each of our residential courses features a friendly arrivals, introductions and team building session to help you settle in and get to know the group. At the end of the week, one-to-one evaluations, reflections and summary session allow you to see everything you’ve gained and plan your next adventures. Our newly introduced Residential Activity & Developmental Booklet really charts your journey and has many additional benefits, not least giving you some evidence for your coordinator. Speaking from experience, our groups always end up being really good friends, and this is the perfect atmosphere to complete your gold award in.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, our residential courses can also qualify you for a John Muir Award by giving you the chance to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places. With many wild places to discover in our immediate vicinity, this award involves spending some time exploring a natural area, contributing to its conservation and sharing your experience through a medium of your choice. This will require some light group work ongoing throughout the week, involving conservation such as community maintenance, a litter pick or some other action which gives back to the local area. I personally find this to be a really important part of what the award is about, and is an aspect of the course that has an awful lot to offer.

This course costs £350.00 and includes all food, accommodation, mentoring, insurances, course related materials, mentoring, equipment, certification, leader support, residential activity & developmental booklets, assessors and residential reports.

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Places limited to 12 participants – book now to secure your place! Avoid disappointment and have ‘peace of mind’!

Contact for more information or call 0114 4181 464

Just choose which number is best for you to call us on. Our courses are held in #Theoutdoorcity known as Sheffield.

Our TEAM are waiting for your call, they also can make it really easy for you by taking a secure booking over the phone for you if you wish. Booking gives you ‘peace of mind’ and the freedom to get on with anything needing attention such as studying or personal matters. We are looking forward to working with our participants, helping them to achieve their residential section of the course.

If you book the course our team then send you relevant information.

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Residential – Bring on the Band