DofE Insights

The DofE can be life-changing, opening up a world of possibilities to young people across the UK. By personally tailoring each Award programme, the DofE is able to level the playing field and celebrate the achievements of young people from all backgrounds.

Last year over 270,000 young people, including 50,000 from disadvantaged backgrounds, started their DofE journey. Our DofE Insight Visits give you the chance to hear some of their extraordinary stories and see the impact on a grassroots level.

You’ll meet the dedicated volunteers who run the DofE and hear what inspires them to guide these young people through Bronze, Silver and Gold. DofE Insight Visits are run at locations across the UK to showcase some of the most unique and innovative DofE groups, demonstrating how it operates in state secondary schools, youth clubs, prisons and Young Offender Institutions.


“Diversity runs through every part of the DofE and those of us who have been fortunate to attend your events have never failed to be very moved
by the experiences we hear about.”
David Gold
Director of Public Affairs and Policy, Royal Mail



2018 DofE Insight Visits

  • 17 May 2018: 17.00 – 18.30
    King Solomon Academy Bronze Expedition, Leith Hill Surrey
    Meet the expeditioners as they set up camp after their day’s walk.
  • Monday 9 July 2018 13.30 – 14.45
    George Green School, Isle of Dogs, London E14
    Meet the staff and participants from George Green’s School, and learn more about what they are doing with The DofE, and the impact it is having for them.


More dates and visits will follow in due course.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

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