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Young woman sitting on beach with backpack
blog15.01.2020
A teacher’s view: The Experience List
By Nicola Foyle, teacher and DofE Manager I’ve been a teacher for more than a decade and know only too well how important it is for young people to ...
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A group of diverse young people talking and laughing
news15.01.2020
The Nation’s best character hacks for teens
– DofE survey of more than 4,000 people reveals the essential activities every teenager should do – Research finds teenagers feel they aren’t given enough opportunities to build confidence, resilience or independence – ...
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A education profressional helping a young person at a computer
blog14.01.2020
Leader Profile: Rob Sigley
Doing their DofE in Further Education is an excellent way for students to build confidence, resilience and important life skills – and can be a major benefit when it comes to ...
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Three people and a dog walking in wintery park
blog11.12.2019
Beating the January blues
If you’ve got the January blues, you’re not alone. The phrase has become a bit of a cliché – but year-in, year-out, it’s a very real experience for ...
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Photo of Dorothy Hakim holding her Gold Award certificate
blog17.01.2020
Inspired by The Experience List
Following the launch of ‘The Experience List’, our definitive list of ‘character building’ activities and experiences that every teenager should have the chance to take part in before leaving school, ...
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Close up of a phone being used
blog05.11.2019
Introducing the DofE app
The DofE app is the latest development in our journey to engage young people with their programmes and support them through to achievement. App usage has rocketed over the last ...
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Two young men playing ping pong
news20.11.2019
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal announces The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as new charity partner
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal announces The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) as their new charity partner for 2020-2022. Lord Mayor of the City of London William Russell announced ...
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Young man Mohammed with four other DofE participants stood smiling
story25.03.2019
Mohammad
Mohammad came to the UK from Syria as a refugee and started his DofE journey. Mohammad (Mo) is now the proud holder of his Bronze and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’...
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Young Asian woman giving child high five and smiling
blog05.12.2019
Top five ways to volunteer with children
Working and helping children with their development is not only extremely rewarding but it’s an excellent activity you can do for the Volunteering section of your DofE programme. There ...
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