PPCV – DofE Gold Residential

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Residential Conservation Projects

The Peak Park Conservation Volunteers (PPCV) provides fantastic conservation opportunities; tailor- made to fulfil the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential Programme and the Queen’s Scout / Queen Guide Award   . Located within the Peak District National Park at our residential centres, Marsh Farm, near Leek and Brunts Barn, near Grindleford.

 

2017 programme

(Our spring project in April is now full, and the summer projects are starting to fill up so please don’t leave it too late to book on) 

  • 18th -22nd April at Marsh Farm (full sorry)
  • 28th July – 1st August at Brunts Barn (full sorry)
  • 4th – 8th August at Brunts Barn
  • 11th – 15th August at Brunts Barn (only 2 spaces)
  • 18th – 22nd August at Brunts Barn
  • 23rd -27th October at Marsh farm

 

To book your D of E residential place online click Bookings

These projects are available to people aged 18 and above.

We provide food, accommodation, use of tools and equipment and travel to and from site cost £195

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Arrive at volunteer centre 12pm 9.30am – 4pm

 

 

Practical conservation project in the Peak District   National Park

9.30am – 4pm

 

 

Practical conservation project in the Peak District   National Park

9.30am – 4pm

 

 

Practical conservation project in the Peak District   National Park

9.30am-1pm

Ranger led guided walk looking at the habitats of the Peak District National Park

Introduction to the Peak District National Park, your   project, and the John Muir Award 1pm-

Finish John Muir Award and receive your certificate. Clean and tidy the centre. Leave at 3pm

You will spend your evening leisure time in one of the National Park Authority’s volunteer’s residential centres, which offers bunkhouse accommodation in converted stone barns at Brunts Barn Volunteer Centre Grindleford, Derbyshire Marsh Farm Volunteer Centre Meerbrook, Staffordshire

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Cooking as a team in our self-catering facilities (groceries provided) and organising your domestic arrangements as a group is an essential part of your project experience.

During your residential, you will also complete the certificated John Muir Award  which is designed to celebrate the special qualities of the National Park.  The award aims to encourage participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the features that make it such a special, valued and characteristic place

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You can follow the DofE project on twitter @DofE_PPCV

or PPCV on twitter: @PeakPark_PPCV or facebook: www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/ppcvfacebook

Booking your place

To book your D of E residential place online click Bookings

or

call Alice or Andy with details of your credit or debit card on:  01629 816 211

 

 

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Confirmation

Once your application form and payment have been received, you will receive a receipt and a letter confirming your place on the project.

Cancellations

In the case of cancellation by the participant, up to one month before the start date of the project we will refund the amount paid minus £10 administration costs. For cancellations within a month of the start date, the full amount will be retained.

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