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New Chair of Scottish Advisory Committee

Jackie and Barry at Gold Awards

Jackie Brock, CEO of Children in Scotland, is the new chair of the Scottish Advisory Committee. She officially took over the position from Glenn Rodger at the Gold Award Presentations earlier this month.

Jackie, pictured left with our Director Barry, was the Deputy Director of Learning and Support at the Scottish Government and piloted Curriculum for Excellence through its many iterations. She is author of the recent Brock Report – the Scottish Government’s report into Child Protection Systems.

Jackie is hugely respected across local and national government and we are absolutely delighted that she will be joining the committee.

 

Time flies! One year on from Commonwealth Connections

It’s hard to believe that, as of this week, it’s been a whole year since the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Hundreds of DofE participants, Leaders, volunteers and supporters got involved with our Commonwealth Connections Legacy 2014 project to connect Scots and Global citizens alike through the values of the Games: Integrity, Endeavour and Responsibility.

You ‘flagged’ Munros for the DofE, submitted photos for the ‘Legacy through a Lens’ competition, came out to celebrate in style at Scotland House and more.

For a refresh of everything that was on the go, take a peek at our memory book.

If it jogs your memory at all we’d love to hear your story – get in touch Scotland@DofE.org.


Gold Awards 2015

A record 1,253 young people received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award this year over four ceremonies at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on the 2nd and 3rd of July. 

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was in attendance on Thursday, 2nd July and HRH The Earl of Wessex was present on Friday, 3rd July. 

Gold Awards

Celebrities from the world of television, music, radio and sport were joined by representatives from the Scottish Government to celebrate the achievements of these talented young people and present them with their Gold certificates.  Presenters included Glasgow band Fatherson, comedian Des Clarke, Glasgow 2014 medallist Kirsty Gilmour and Acting Minister for Children and Young People Fiona McLeod MSP. 

Gold Awards

The young people have gone the extra mile, committing themselves to bettering themselves and their communities to achieve their Gold. Many, like 20 year old Katie Davies, helped to support people with additional needs as part of their DofE programme. 

Katie, who completed her Skills section at the Edinburgh University British Sign Language group, said: “I’ve always wanted to learn British Sign Language and it wasn’t until I got to university that I had the opportunity to do it. It’s put me in good stead for a career. I want to be a speech and language specialist and now I have experience working with children that will be beneficial for my future.”

Gold Awards

The DofE Scotland team would like to extend a big thank you to all the volunteers, police and supporters who helped the Presentations go smoothly. Our thanks also goes to DofE Silver Partner Purvis Marquees, who donated the use of their marquees which provided much needed shade on both days. 

Gold Awards

You can find more information about recipients and presenters on the Gold Award Hall of Fame. More pictures can be found on our Facebook page

 

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Rosebery House
9 Haymarket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5EZ
phone: 0131 343 0920
Email: scotland@DofE.org  

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