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Somerset Council Grateful For Volunteer Support
Somerset Council’s DofE team are grateful for the support of their volunteers.
Bideford College Celebrate First Gold Award
Bideford College in Devon have been celebrating their first ever participant to achieve their Gold Award.
Tiverton High School Participant Volunteers As DofE Young Leader
Silver participant Jess wanted to sign up to the DofE Young Leaders programme to inspire other people to do their DofE.
Somerset DofE Volunteers Attend Coronation Concert
Somerset Council’s Duke of Edinburgh programme was generously allocated two pairs of tickets to the Coronation Concert at Windsor Castle...
DofE Team Attend Palace Garden Party
The DofE team from Somerset Council have attended the Coronation Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
Casey Cleans Cornish Beaches for DofE
A participant has been volunteering to keep their local beaches clean, as a part of their Bronze DofE Award.
DofE Participant Helps To Save The Seals
A DofE participant in Devon has been volunteering with a charity to protect the local seal residents.
DofE Volunteers Work On Wellbeing Woodland
Participants from Culverhill School have been using the volunteering section to develop a wellbeing area in a local woodland.
DofE Participant Sets Up Local Recycling Scheme
Wycliffe College participant Harry Tawlks has created his own recycling scheme as a part of his Silver DofE Award.
Adult Volunteer Assists With DofE in Devon
A school in Devon has been benefitting from the assistance of a local volunteer, who is helping with the delivery of The Duke of...
DofE Participants Help Out At Local Food Bank
Three participants in Devon have been volunteering with a local food bank as part of their Bronze Awards.
Cycling success for South West students
Read about students from The Quay School in Poole who have completed a cycling expedition as a part of their Bronze Award.
Manager celebrates 25 years of DofE
Read about Tim Hardcastle, who has recently celebrated 25 years of being involved with running the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
South West students support their local Park Run
Read about two students from Penair School have been supporting their local Penryn Campus Park Run for the volunteering section of their...
DofE students plant trees for the Jubilee
Read about DofE participants from Somerset who have been planting trees as a part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Somerset County Council celebrates long service achievements
Read about Somerset County Council celebrating four of their DofE Coordinators receiving long service awards in recent months.
DofE Leader removes barriers allowing marginalised young people to do their DofE
Read more about Claire Richards’ twenty year journey with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
DofE Leader receives Royal recognition
Read about John Carr becoming one of a small group of people worldwide to be congratulated for their outstanding support for young people...
DofE Participants create community garden

Participants from Churchill Academy & Sixth Form transform an area of disused land into a community garden for their village.

DofE Participant hosts radio show

Read about how Victoria Education Centre participant Brandon volunteered at Vibe Radio station for his Gold Award.

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