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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.
Participants forge relationship with environmental charity for DofE Volunteering section.
Bronze participants at a SEND school volunteer to keep their canals clean for their DofE.
How Sonal found her independence thanks to her DofE Award
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.
Charitable challenges kept Joel focussed during lockdown
DofE participant Joel helped tackle food waste and raised money for a good cause as part of his Award.
DofE volunteering helped Amy stay positive
Amy tells her story about how continuing her DofE during lockdown gave her focus.
Bredon School

Andrew Lister from Bredon School shares how MariaMarina funding has made bike expeditions possible at the school.

 

Suffolk New College
DofE Diamond funding helps enrolments, DofE Manager, Martin Memory explains how.
Allestree Woodlands
The Sylvia Waddilove foundation has enabled the purchase of expedition equipment.
Lees Brook School

Lees Brook School chose to offer DofE to all of Year 9 students to help young peoples mental health.

Newcastle Academy

Melissa Brammeld explains how DofE Diamond funding enables disadvantaged students to enrol at Newcastle Academy.

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