David Oates

It is a testament to the vision of the founder that The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is still thriving over 60 years after the original inspiration. By focusing on key character attributes, His Royal Highness helped to create a framework that can be utilised by many future generations, as a basis for building life skills and experiences. The programme remains as committed today to helping both the participants themselves, as well as those concerned for their development, as it did when it started. I hope that ever more young people will reap the many benefits from undertaking their Award