My first DofE experience was in year 9. I am Jewish and was attending a Jewish school and I was amazed that a royal organisation partnered up with JLGB to provide members of a different religion the same experience while taking into account the dietary requirements and other external rules. The experience as a whole was extraordinary it has really made an impact in my life as I made friends but also I now have increased stamina and when walking long distances I always compare it to my DofE. If its shorter than it was for bronze I can carry on walking. I was saddened to hear the Duke passed away but I am glad his son Charles decided to step in and continue this beautiful charity. I hope to get the silver and gold in the years to come.