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Buckingham Palace Gold Award Presentations and Celebrations

Congratulations to so many incredible and inspiring young people who received their Gold DofE Awards at Buckingham Palace this May! Read about Charlotte Kirk’s DofE journey here, and don’t forget to check our Twitter page for many more photos from the day!

Those attending the day included Anneke from East Sussex, who said of her Gold Award, “Perseverance is the key to happiness, building friendships, passing your Gold assessed expedition and the peak of Scafell Pike!!”

Caroline of Beaconsfield High School said, “I was lucky enough to complete my final DofE expedition in Norway, I not only made friends for life, but also gained a passion for worldwide travel!”

Hannah from Island Innovations VIth Form (pictured with DofE Manager Alistair Bridle) is heading to university to read Mathematics after completing an amazing Gold Award!

Congratulations to them and everyone who attended the events!

Real Tennis 2018 in the South East

HRH The Earl of Wessex continues his UK Real Tennis tour with a fantastic event at Petworth House! Read more about the day here.

Residential Opportunity – YHA Registration of Interest Now Open

Youth Hostels Association, a DofE Approved Activity Provider, is now taking registrations of interest for 2018 Residentials!

If you’re undertaking Gold and are looking for a fun, unique and FREE Residential, the YHA is what you’re looking for! Registrations are open from Thursday 15th February 2018 to Monday 31st December 2018.

Visit the website to register your contact details – don’t miss out!

Residential Opportunity – August 2018

Need a fun, low-cost DofE Residential? DofE Cambridgeshire is offering places on its great Bushcraft residential, 14-18 August! Discount for Youth Connexion Hertfordshire participants! Don’t miss out – contact [email protected] or [email protected] for information.

South East Welcomes Thinking Schools Academy Trust to the Network!

TSA Trust

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.


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.

Find out more here, or nominate a young person here!


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!


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