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South East Welcomes Thinking Schools Academy Trust to the Network!
We are delighted to be working with the Thinking Schools Academy Trust – a Multi-Academy Trust with secondary schools in Medway and Portsmouth.
Young people at the academies are already going above and beyond, with students earning an Environmental Champion Award, teaching a Rainbows group about bullying and self-respect, and helping with a street dance and musical theatre club.
Read the full story here!
Surrey DofE Ambassadors
Congratulations to the Surrey-area DofE Ambassadors – an amazing training day completed, our young Ambassadors are ready to support participants and DofE delivery in their schools and Centres. Thank you for your dedication, inspiring ideas and enthusiasm!
Want to nominate an Ambassador? Find out more here, or nominate a young person here!
Welcome Medway DLCs!
Welcome to all our new DLCs in the Medway and Kent area!
Pictured below, Alex Wilkes presents Brompton Academy and Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School with their licences.
A Day At Buckingham Palace – Congratulations Gold Award Holders!
Congratulations to everyone who attended the Buckingham Palace GAP from the South East team – we hope you enjoyed an amazing day and are proud of your incredible achievements!
Don’t Miss Out – DofE Adventure!
We are delighted to announce you can now sign up for the 2018 DofE Adventure!
DofE Adventure is a once in a lifetime experience – a weekend hiking, camping and sharing the adventure with 1500 fellow explorers in the beautiful Peak District!
All Adventurers will receive a t-shirt and fundraising pack and a medal on completion – base camp will include entertainment, tents and hot showers.
Don’t miss out – visit the Adventure website and sign up today!
DofE Ambassadors – an Exciting New Opportunity!
Looking to enhance DofE in your Centre and change a Participant’s life? Nominate them to become a DofE Ambassador!
We are now taking applications for current participants to undertake a one-year post as a centre Ambassador, mentoring, training and developing DofE to become a Leader of tomorrow. Including certified training, Young Speaker roles, a seat on a DofE Youth Panel and the chance to use the hours as part of their own DofE programme, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Download a role description here.
Continued Success in Surrey
9 May saw yet another incredible celebration of Surrey achievement, with achievers from Collingwood College and Gordon’s School attending a Surrey Heath Presentation Evening.
The Lord Lieutenant and Mayor of Surrey Heath presented participants with their well-deserved certificates. Gordon’s School provided a fantastic evening of music with pipes and drums performances, while students from both schools spoke eloquently about the benefits and values of expeditions and volunteering.
Congratulations to all the young people who attended – your success is an inspiration!
Congratulations Surrey DofE Achievers!
It’s an evening of celebration and inspiring achievement with the young people from St Catherine’s School and George Abbot School in Surrey.
Congratulations to all the young people who received their DofE Awards – amazing perseverence and skill to achieve!
DofE 2017 Campsite Directory
We are pleased to announce a great new resource for the 2017 Expedition season – the Campsite Directory. This new tool links to locations and addresses of all campsites in the UK that welcomes DofE groups.
Visit the Expedition Resources section on our Resources page to access this new feature!
Farewell SERO Director Christian Scott!
Please join us in wishing a fantastic retirement to Christian Scott, whose last day is today, 31 March!
After many years serving DofE, we wish Chistian the absolute best in his future adventures and hope you will join us in sending him off with thanks and congratulations for all he has done!
We are also delighted to welcome Peter Singleton as the new Director of the South East Region. Peter has moved from the South West Regional Office to take on the new challenge of the SE counties and is looking forward to meeting and working with you all.
Waitrose Staff Ride to DofE Success!
Director Christian Scott was delighted to visit Waitrose, Cobham, to celebrate a donation of over £3,600 to our Diamond Challenge fundraising!
After Caroline Fielding, Partner Co-Ordination Manager, was inspired by her own son’s DofE participation, she decided to get the whole staff team involved. A continuous static cycling challenge was held outside of the store for 60 hours (over 5 days) with night shift staff and local police community officers getting involved to ensure continuous cycling.
Amazing community involvement!
(Below: Branch Manager Will Lane takes part in the cycling challenge)
Amazing Achievements in the South East!
Congratulations to John F Kennedy School, Hertfordshire – these 35 inspiring Year 11 students were presented with their Bronze DofE Awards by Deputy Lieutenant Stuart Lewis at the school’s inaugural Presentation Evening.
With over 430 hours spent volunteering in the local community, over 100 parents and carers supported this wonderful celebration evening.
Meanwhile these active and adventurous DofE participants from the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead used their Physical and Expedition section activities to win in the Youth Engagement Award at the fifth annual Get Berkshire Active awards – well deserved accolades all round!