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Hi,
Has anyone participated in the gold duke od edinburgh award? If so, is it hard? Does anyone know what the 'residential project' is about? Or how long you have to do the srvice, skill and physical thingy for? And how old you have to be if you skip from the bronze to the gold?

Sorry bout all the questions!
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Hi,
Has anyone participated in the gold duke od edinburgh award? If so, is it hard? Does anyone know what the 'residential project' is about? Or how long you have to do the srvice, skill and physical thingy for? And how old you have to be if you skip from the bronze to the gold?

Sorry bout all the questions!
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i went on a national trust 'holiday' with a friend for my residential, but it could also have been something like a orchestra course, there are lots of things it could be. but the expedition is the hardest bit. unlike bronze or silver its in 'wild country' which means a long way away, like Scotland, and probably with no paths, in a large bog. the only way i got htrough mine was because some kindly (and impresssively strong) radley blokes carried me for half of it. but it is certainly something to do- i know that if i can get through that, i can do most things. i would recommend doing it, i think our exp may have been abnormally harrowing.
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This is so funny right, one of my mates is doing DofE gold. He is doing an "aquarium" for his project. funny thing is, that it was just a fish bowl with like 5 tropical fishes inside.
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This is so funny right, one of my mates is doing DofE gold. He is doing an "aquarium" for his project. funny thing is, that it was just a fish bowl with like 5 tropical fishes inside.

What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
What do you mean, what do I mean?
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What do you mean, what do I mean?
Sorry. What do you mean he is doing an aquarium for his project?
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Sorry. What do you mean he is doing an aquarium for his project?
The details are sketchy, but he is doing an "aquarium" for his Gold DofE. Not sure myself how if fits in, but something to do with looking after animals. (me thinks)
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who would ever want an award with that racist piece of filths name on it?
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may i add to this

duke of edinburgh whilst visiting british students in china: you won't want to stay here too long, you'll end up going squinty eyed.

duke of edinburgh talking to a scottish driving instructor: i didn't think you'd be able to keep the locals off the booze long enough to pass the test. (Actually i admit that ones quite funny)
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he may be a prat, but what the award itself stands for is quite important.
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Ive done most of the award now, just got to finish off phys/service.

the expedition was by far the best bit - it will stay in my memory as one of the best exepriences of my life...over the 5 days you learn to rely and trust the people in your group so much. conversations about who you would eat first if you cant find your way off the bloo*y mountain will haunt you forever

im fairly sure you only have to be 16 to start the gold award.

for my residential i went away with my old primary school and loloked after a group of 8 yr 6's for a week in an actively camp place. good thing about that was i didnt have to pay as they ere looking for voluteers and then they gave me a present at the end!
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I started doing the 'bronze' award when I was much smaller.

After realising I was never going to meet the great man himself I gave up.
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I started doing the 'bronze' award when I was much smaller.

After realising I was never going to meet the great man himself I gave up.
he's not a great man, he's an ********
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he's not a great man, he's an ********
I disagree. He is a legend.

Reporter: 'So after you tour to China, what do you think of the place'
Prince Phillip: 'Erm, its got a lot of slitty eye fellows'

Legendary.
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he's not a great man, he's an ********

wots up with him???
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wots up with him???
he's racist, he's arrogant and there is no reason he should have an award named after than him. The only reason it is named after him is because of his birth.
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he's racist, he's arrogant and there is no reason he should have an award named after than him. The only reason it is named after him is because of his birth.
What so the award should be the 'Prince of Greece award'?

Phillip rocks. He is the coolest grandad in the country.
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What so the award should be the 'Prince of Greece award'?

Phillip rocks. He is the coolest grandad in the country.
no, what i mean is he does not deserve to have an award named after him, not that he doesn't deserve the title the duke of edinburgh (which i couldn't care less about). They should name this award after somebody who has done something in their life to deserve having an award named after them.
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no, what i mean is he does not deserve to have an award named after him, not that he doesn't deserve the title the duke of edinburgh (which i couldn't care less about). They should name this award after somebody who has done something in their life to deserve having an award named after them.
He served in the royal navy. Not many princes do that. He is also a handy shot, well known for his accuracy in his youth.

The award was set up to help others, who it is named after is irrelevent.
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