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Lily took inspiration from her Physical section to go for her goals
A love of horse riding inspired her whole DofE Programme.
DofE helped Jack find a new sport
Jack tried different sports before finding he loved Dodgeball.
Isaac's DofE programme accelerated his talents
Using athletics for his physical section helped him improve in all areas.
Walking helped Lucy cope with her busy schedule
Getting fit for the DofE Expedition had even more benefits.
DofE participants help with tree planting mission
DofE participants from Pryland School helped plant 105 trees in Somerset.
Running a full DofE programme within an Further Education setting
How Bridgwater Taunton College established DofE in their centre.
Amazing celebration at inaugural This Is Youth event
Read about the achievements of incredible young people across the UK celebrated at the first This Is Youth Celebration
Doing his DofE taught Mihir more than just guitar skills
Performing in concerts helped Mihir’s confidence grow
Rhiannon hit her Silver Volunteering goals with Parkrun

Rhiannon found a way to get involved with volunteering under the age of 16.

Young carer achieves her DofE dream thanks to funding

A heartfelt letter to one of our Operations Officers brought home what an impact DofE can have on young people.

How DofE led Will to a fascinating career researching wildlife

Will used his DofE to follow his passions, and it’s given him a head start in his biology research career.

Setting up an 'eco-group' gave participants access to low-cost volunteering

More marginalised participants gained access to the Award thanks to funding and some innovation.

How Sonal found her independence thanks to her DofE

Sonal gave more than just time to volunteer with Little Princess Trust – but she got so much more out of it.

Rosamaria overcame health challenges to finish her DofE Expedition

Rosamaria, who has a condition called POTS, completed all three levels of the Award despite Covid.

How Jessie's sewing skills made a difference to NHS workers
Covid-19 forced Jessie to switch her Volunteering activity, but she found something of value and completed her Silver.
DofE participants take part in charity bike ride
DofE participants from Haygrove School and King’s College took part in the 30-mile cycle ride along the Bridgwater and Taunton canal.
Pedal power boosts Somerset DofE bursary fund

A DofE bursary fund has received a welcome boost from a fundraising bike ride.

Bideford College celebrates first Gold Award

Bideford College in Devon have been celebrating their first ever participant to achieve their Gold Award.

Tiverton High School participant volunteers as DofE Young Leader

DofE Silver participant Jess wanted to sign up to the DofE Young Leaders course because she wanted to inspire other people to do their DofE.

Casey cleans Cornish beaches for Volunteering section

A participant in Cornwall has been volunteering to keep their local beaches clean, as a part of their Bronze DofE Award.

DofE participant helps to save the seals

Melissa Bonnett is currently completing her Bronze Award at Paignton Academy. For the volunteering section of the award she has been helping out at The Seal Project in South Devon.

DofE volunteers work on wellbeing woodland

Participants from Culverhill School in Yate have been using the volunteering section of their DofE Awards to develop a wellbeing area in a local woodland.

Participant, Harry sets up local recycling scheme

Wycliffe College participant Harry Tawlks has created his own recycling scheme as a part of his Silver DofE Award.

Adult volunteer assists with DofE in Devon
A school in Devon has been benefitting from the assistance of a local volunteer, who is helping with the delivery of the DofE.
DofE participants help out at local food bank in Devon
Three participants in Devon have been volunteering with a local food bank as part of their Bronze Awards.
Somerset County Council celebrates long service achievements

Read about Somerset County Council celebrating four of their DofE Coordinators receiving long service awards in recent months.

Leader, Claire removes barriers allowing marginalised young people to do their DofE
Read more about Claire Richards’ twenty year journey with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
DofE participant supports local ecology group in Dorset

A Bronze DofE student has implemented an innovative project to support local birds as a part of his Volunteering section.

Cundall Manor Q&A – Digital DofE

Read how digital delivery of the DofE has encouraged participants at Cundall Manor School to stay on track with their programmes.

Greater Manchester DofE supports marginalised young people to do DofE in response to #BeeWell findings

The DofE in Greater Manchester has announced that it will work with the #BeeWell programme to expand the DofE to more marginalised young people.

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Steve Morgan Foundation supports DofE to reach more young people in Birkenhead and Wirral

The DofE will be able to reach more young people facing barriers, thanks to a £100,000 donation from the Steve Morgan Foundation. 

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