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Presenter Andrea McLean and her son Fin
blog22.09.2020
A parent’s view: Andrea McLean and son Fin on the positive effects of the DofE
Journalist and TV presenter Andrea McLean’s son Fin achieved his Gold Award in 2020. Here, she gives a parent’s view of the difference his DofE experience made to his ...
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Swimming coach in pool working with group in swim lesson
blog11.09.2020
DofE and the mental health benefits of recognising achievement
In 2016 I began my journey to achieving a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through Amey; Yes, four years ago! Little did I know at that time how much life ...
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Group of students in school uniform talking with Leader
blog13.08.2020
Ideas for recruiting young people to do their DofE
The COVID-19 pandemic means that, more than ever, the focus and motivation that the DofE brings can have real benefits for young people – and the skills, experiences and character traits ...
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Two boxers practising in a field
blog01.09.2020
How to: make the most of university life whilst doing your DofE
Peter, 22, is about to start his second year at university and is currently doing his Gold DofE via DofE Direct. Here he explains how he is making the most of ...
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Baroness Grey-Thompson headshot
news29.07.2020
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) announces new Chair of Trustees
The DofE is delighted to announce its new Chair of Trustees: Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE.   Baroness Grey-Thompson, known as Tanni Grey-Thompson, has been a Trustee of the DofE in the UK ...
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Young girl on mobile phone
blog10.08.2020
How to: assess an activity remotely
The COVID-19 outbreak has had a big impact on young people’s lives – affecting their social lives, education, work and future opportunities. The focus and motivation provided by keeping their ...
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Happy smiling female teenager in red hoody
blog22.07.2020
How to: achieve your DofE Award when you’ve left your centre
If you’ve recently left your DofE centre, whether that’s your school, college, Scout group or elsewhere, fear not – it doesn’t mean the end for your DofE.   There ...
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Girl video chatting on laptop wearing green jumper
blog24.07.2020
How to: provide evidence for an Assessor you can’t see in person
There are many ways to keep your Assessor up to date with your progress, even if you can’t see them in person.   If you’re able to continue your ...
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story03.08.2020
Care for care homes: Evie provides weekly recording for local care home residents
Talented Hobart High School student Evie is singing for the Skills section of her Bronze programme. However, in addition to developing her own talent, she is keen to ensure that ...
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