South East England news

Local news from the South East England Region. If you have a good news story you would like to share with the Region, please contact [email protected].

Residential adventures and achievement at St Nicholas School
St Nicholas School shares its participants’ Gold adventures in Kent and Finland.
Standing out from the crowd: Gold DofE gives Wynter the edge
Read about Wynter’s fantastic DofE achievement and how it’s helped her get ahead.
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DofE wellbeing research and mental health training
We’re delighted to share our recent NFER research into wellbeing and DofE, as well as free mental health training for school staff.
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DofE With A Difference
DofE with a Difference will help you complete your Award and support you through 2020 and 2021.
HRH Earl of Wessex headshot
Pre-COVID flashback - Kent Royal Visit
Kent DofE Licensed Organisations were delighted to host HRH Earl of Wessex in March 2020.
South East beach clean
We’re looking forward to the 2021 Beach Clean – help the environment and volunteer some time!
DofE success in Surrey
Congratulations to St Catherine’s School and George Abbot School on their joint celebration event.
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Welcoming Ruth Marvel
We were delighted to welcome our new CEO to the Region.
Success on the Isle of Wight
Celebrate DofE success with the Isle of Wight College and Island Innovation Federation VIth Form Campus.
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DofE poetry in motion

We love this beautiful poem written by Furze Platt Senior School’s Shannon Doyle for her Bronze expedition aim.

Young man on expedition with large rucksack
New Forest requirements

Forestry Commission England is making new requirements and restrictions for DofE groups visiting the New Forest.

Girl doing DofE Skills section in radio station, sat in front of a sound mixer
Tips for Award completion

Here are some tips to help participants complete their Award.

South East going green
See what we’ve been doing in the South East to help the environment.
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DofE Ambassadors aiming high

New year brings a new and exciting challenge for young people taking their DofE journey even further – our first Ambassador training day of 2020 was a great success!