Scotland news

Local news from DofE Scotland. If you have a good news story you would like to share, please contact [email protected].


Last week was Mental Health Awareness week and, in support of the Mental Health Foundation, DofE Scotland wanted to listen, share stories and learn from our network.

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The DofE in your school: Drummond Community High school

A DofE Leader perspective: An insight into running the DofE at school during the ‘new normal’.


Programme timescales: completing the minimum number of hours
Understanding Award timescales and how participants can complete their sections within the minimum number of hours.
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Our ‘new normal’ sees the introduction of the DofE Certificate of Achievement
DofE: Supporting the development of young people’s resilience and recovery from Covid-19
Social Value Certificates: recognising the impact of The DofE
Get an insight into the new DofE Social Value Certificates and why it’s important to recognise commitment.  
It's been tough... but you've got this!
We understand it’s been a challenging time as young person, but it’s so important that you seek help if you need emotional...
How I made a positive difference to my mind and body through lockdown

Read how Bronze Award participant, Zoe made a positive difference to her mind and body by changing her activity through COVID-19.

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Changing my Volunteering section due to Covid-19
Hear from Bronze participant Poppy McLardy about how she modified her programme and continued her Volunteering section from home.
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DofE Heroes: ‘Forging stronger relationships within the school community’

Hear from Kirsten McGregor, a teacher and DofE Leader at Grange Academy, Kilmarnock.

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DofE Heroes: Our own helping hands in the community

We’re celebrating our own helping hand in the community, Kevin Fawcett, Operations Officer for the west of Scotland.

DofE Heroes: Our own helping hands in the community

At DofE Scotland, Volunteers Week is especially important- a time for us to celebrate one of the core functions of the Award – volunteering in all shapes and forms.

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