Disabled Young People’s DofE Success!
Twelve members of Camden disability youth project the 7 O’clock Club have achieved their Bronze DofE and certificates of achievement towards their Bronze DofE Awards from the Mayor of Camden.
All of the young people achieved at least two sections, with seven completing their full Bronze DofE. These are the first DofE certificates for young people at the 7 O’clock Club.
The Camden young people completed two walking expeditions, performing arts, rock climbing and kayaking activities, as well as fundraising events.
The DofE is run by Camden Council’s youth service in partnership with schools, colleges and voluntary youth groups.
Catherine Andrews, Senior Inclusion Youth Worker at Camden Council said:
“Our young people have achieved so much through participating in the DofE. Participants were enthusiastic and motivated from the start; they explored and discussed planning sessions and worked well together throughout sessions and activities, building on their communication, social and travelling skills.
Participating in the DofE meant our young people were given opportunities and experiences that they had not encountered before; setting up camp, orienteering, team building and developing new and existing skills.
Feedback from the young people was so positive, they really enjoyed it. This was a great achievement and a fantastic opportunity for our young people. Their parents were so proud of their individual achievements and commented on how they have grown in confidence and independence as a result of taking part.”
Shane, one of the Bronze DofE Award holders, said:
“I liked camping and walking for my DofE, I did not think I would finish but I did, I am so happy I could do this”