The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award on The One Show

Over the last sixty years millions of young people have given it their all through The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE).To commemorate The DofE’s Diamond Anniversary, the BBC’s One Show took a look back over the Charity’s history and its anniversary celebrations, including the launch of the DofE Diamond Challenge, on Wednesday 30th March 2016.

Gyles Brandreth met the first ever group to achieve their Gold Award in 1958, talking with them about their personal DofE experiences, and finding out some of their most memorable parts. With a combined age of 302 years old, the group also took on their very own DofE Diamond Challenge, in the form of abseiling.

The audience was made up of DofE Award holders, including Tori James who achieved her Gold Award in 2000. In 2007 Tori climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and became the youngest British female to do so at 25, and the first ever Welsh woman to reach the summit.

You can watch the DofE on The One Show here.

To find out more about how you can take on your own DofE Diamond Challenge click here.

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