Making the most of the DofE in schools

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Demonstrating the value of achieving a DofE Award

To help new parents understand the importance and significance of achieving a DofE Award, you might also like to invite recent Award holders along or representatives from universities or local businesses. Ask them to give a short speech, a quote in advance or be available to answer questions on the value of a DofE Award. Alternatively, you could share the DofE Skills page, which displays a great range of endorsements from businesses who believe in the DofE.

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Introducing parents to the DofE

Invite parents to an information event which covers all aspects of a DofE programme. Ensure you outline the programme requirements, give clear timescales, and set expectations of commitment levels and costs. Give clear examples of where they will need to support their son or daughter (e.g. finding appropriate activities and identifying their Assessors). If you have already decided on dates for expeditions and training, you can announce them here. It’s also worth introducing them to the key resources that will support their young person, including eDofE, the participant Welcome Pack, the LifeZone and the Reward Card. Why not consider recruiting them as volunteers? Before the event, identify some low commitment roles where they could come and support, and outline them at the meeting.

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